An archaeologist digging at the Silchester site

About Silchester

Find out about the history of the Silchester site and the excavation of the Roman town Calleva Atrebatum.


Silchester IPhone App

Enjoy a trip to Silchester Roman Town. Find out about Silchester IPhone App

Working at Silchester


Find out about the excavations at the site from the Victorian era to the present day Town Life Project

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Study archaeology

Find out about the courses on offered by the Department of Archaeology at Reading.

A watercolour image of the Silchester Eagle


See some of the exciting artefacts that have been discovered at Silchester.

BBC Bershire on site

Silchester and the media

Get details of media coverage about Silchester and find out how to contact the press team.

People having fun at a Silchester open day

Visit the Roman town

Come and see archaeology in action or walk around the Roman town walls.


Silchester Environs Project

 Find out about the latest project and excavations to take place

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2016 Excavations

Insula III: excavations continue in Insula III until 2nd September. We are open for visitors every day 10am to 4.30pm except Sunday 28th August.

Open Day: Saturday 27th August 10am to 4.30pm. Amanda Clarke and Mike Fulford will give talks throughout the day and finds will be on display.


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