Discover the treasures unearthed at Woking Palace

30 September 2013

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The Friends of Woking Palace will reveal the results of this year's excavations at Woking's very own Tudor Palace at a Special Open Day on Sunday 6 October, from 11am until 4pm.

Highlights will include tours around the trenches, where discoveries will be explained by archaeologists involved in the project, plus the chance to meet the Finds Team volunteers, see artefacts being processed and on display, browse local archaeology and history stalls and to take part in family-friendly activities.

There is no parking available at the site and for the first time the Friends of Woking Palace are very pleased to be able to offer a mini bus shuttle service (very kindly provided by Hoe Bridge School) to Woking Palace. The shuttle will start at 11am from Hoe Bridge School and will continue throughout the day, with the last journey from Woking Palace back to the school at about 4.30pm. Visitors should follow the signs and park in the designated area at Hoe Bridge School.

Alternatively, you can park in Old Woking and walk or cycle to Woking Palace following a signed route (about one mile). Disabled visitors should call 07722 299026 in advance of the event to make special parking arrangements.

This year's excavations are part of the three year community-based project called "Woking Palace and its Park" financed by the Heritage Lottery Fund grant recently awarded to the Friends of Woking Palace.

This project aims to cast light on the development of this beautiful moated site and its surrounding 590 acre Deer Park from its important early manor house in the 12th Century through to modern times, including its glorious Tudor heyday.

An extensive programme of outreach activities is being organised throughout the next three years which will include talks, walks, research forums, travelling displays, school workshops and other special events. A display about the previous excavations at Woking Palace is also now on show in Woking's Story at The Lightbox in Woking

For further information visit www.woking-palace.org or contact Friends of Woking Palace by email at info@woking-palace.org or call 07722 299026.

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