Summer 2014

Saints & Secrets 2014

Join us this summer for another full programme of archaeological excavation at Leiston Abbey.

Following on from our two-week research excavation at Leiston Abbey in 2013, we return this year to follow up on the prehistoric phase in the lumpy bumpy field, and investigate the mysterious crop marks. But most importantly, this year we’re heading right into the heart of the ruins to locate lost trenches that were dug in the 1980′s but never published.

100.22%

We need to raise £18,000 to make this incredible project happen and we need your support. The countdown to Leiston Abbey 2014 has begun!

Join the team

Save the Welsh Streets

SAVE Britain’s Heritage is campaigning to save the Welsh Streets in Liverpool, England from demolition – and we need your help!

Now is your chance to join us in saving Ringo Starr’s childhood home and community!

26.78%

We need to raise £40,000 to fight the demolition and we need your support. The countdown to saving the Welsh Streets has begun!

Join the team

What We Do

DigVentures Trowel

DigVentures

Bespoke archaeology projects with a focus on digital engagement, connected communities and sustainability
DigVentures Trowel

DigStarter

The world's only crowdfunding and crowdsourcing platform dedicated exclusively to archaeology and heritage projects
DigVentures Trowel

DigAcademy

Have you always wanted to try archaeology, or are you looking for more experience to grow your skills? Join our digs!
logologo

DigCamp

Just for kids! Exceptional archaeological activities to stretch the limits of their imagination. And an Adult Creche too...

As Featured On

BBC Look East ITV Current Archaeology BBC Daily Crowdsource The Moment Peterborough Telegraph

What our Venturers say

I had a brilliant time with DigVentures. My experience has inspired me to become a volunteer at Fishbourne Roman Palace and with a local archaeological society. I'll be back with DV in 2013! - Hugh Fiske, Sussex
HUGH FISKE
I flew over from Australia for all three weeks of the DV 2012 dig. I learned so much - and I would have never had an opportunity like that in Oz. DigVentures is such a great way to be a part of making archaeology happen, as well as learning for yourself. I can totally recommend the DV team as great teachers and fun people (and they love cake!) - Louise Glasson, Australia
Louise Glasson
Great team, and the best place to learn and enjoy archaeology. I'll definitely be back next year!
John Cooper
I have no archaeological skills or knowledge, but within my first hour I was in the trench with professionals, making genuine archaeological discoveries. I went home proud and ecstatic. There is little in life that amateurs can usefully do alongside the experts, but DigVentures has made archaeology one of those rare experiences where we can not only join in, but make a contribution.
Stewart Ferris