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DigNation Festival 2020 Tickets

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13 - 14 June 2020

Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, GL54 5LP, UK

DigNation is the world’s first history festival where you get to make history while you’re here, and this year it’s going totally Tudor-licious!

DigNation is a new kind of festival for history and archaeology fans. Alongside talks from amazing historians and fun-filled fringe events, you can immerse yourself in a real, live archaeological dig and make your own discoveries. It really is the history festival where you get to make history, and this year it’s going totally Tudor!

Scroll down to book your tickets and get an overview of this year’s festival, or click here for full details about this year’s festival, venue, speaker line-up, and ticket types.

Festival Highlights

Get an overview of this year's programme

🎀 THE LINE-UP (Hosted by Philippa Gregory)

DigNation Festival 2020 promises to be an unmissable celebration of the biggest, boldest and most exciting new developments currently happening in Tudor research.

From big name personalities, to cutting edge researchers, you can expect to hear from some of the most enthralling speakers making waves in Tudor studies today.

This year’s lineup is being curated by DigVentures and Dr Anna Whitelock, Director of the London Centre for Public History and Heritage at Royal Holloway, and hosted by Philippa Gregory, historian and author of acclaimed historical novels including ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’.

Covering topics like Tudor Crime, Tudor Intimacy, Tudor Women, and Tudor Power & Display, some of the speakers we are most excited to be welcoming to the DigNation stage include:

  • Estelle Parenque
  • Elizabeth Goldring
  • Michael Ohajuru
  • The Mary Rose
  • And many more!

For full details, visit the DigNation Festival 2020 Info page.


🏰 THE VENUE (Sudeley Castle)

Sudeley Castle was one of the Tudors’ most beloved palaces, and is the perfect place to celebrate the latest and greatest discoveries in Tudor research.

Nestled in the Cotswolds, Sudeley Castle is where Henry VIII stayed with Anne Boleyn while he made the decision to begin the dissolution of the monasteris. It’s also where his last wife Katherine Parr lived and was later buried, and where Elizabeth I chose to celebrate her victory over the Spanish Armada.

Plus, the whole thing is taking place on the 500th anniversary of one of the biggest Tudor gatherings in history – the Field of the Cloth of Gold. Surely there’s no better excuse to come along to a big, fat Tudor history festival than that?!

For full details, visit the DigNation Festival 2020 Info page.

🎟 TICKET TYPES (Day, Weekend, & Virtual Tickets)

DigNation Festival Tickets

In brief, your ticket options are:

🎟 Day Ticket – Entry to hear the speakers for your chosen day (Saturday or Sunday)
🎟 Weekend Ticket – Entry to hear the speakers on both days
🎟 Virtual Ticket – Get a login to watch a livestream of the talks from anywhere in the world!

For full details, visit the DigNation Festival 2020 Info page.


🏺 Archaeology Add-ons (Dig and Finds Experiences)

Our friendly team of archaeologists will be running a real Tudor dig, right at the heart of the festival!

DigVentures archaeologists will be unearthing the original Tudor garden enjoyed by Renaissance royals nearly 500 years ago. You can watch the discoveries as they emerge, or book an Dig or Finds Experience for a hands-on archaeological experience.

Our friendly team of archaeologists will show you everything you need to know to make a real contribution to history while you’re here, and you’ll be able to choose a time-slot at check-out.

🎟 Dig Experience – Dig alongside archaeologists and make your own discovery
🎟 Finds Experience – Handle newly discovered artefacts and learn how to clean and identify them with our Finds Specialist


For full details, visit the DigNation Festival 2020 Info page.

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