A team of archaeologists from the University of Sheffield are involved in an exciting project to excavate the remains of Sheffield Castle. They hope to reveal its lost and colourful history: from highlighting its powerful position in the North of England to its use as a prison for Mary Queen of Scots. But this is only the beginning. The excavations are central to a project to use archaeology to help regenerate the Castlegate part of the city.
Uncovering Sheffield's castle
Watch: A groundbreaking moment
Professor John Moreland from The University of Sheffield introduces Wessex Archaeology’s new excavations on the site of Sheffield Castle, along with the Sheffield archaeology students digging there.
The story so far
The Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield is working on a major project to recover and promote Sheffield Castle: a key element of the city’s forgotten medieval heritage.
Bringing the castle to life
In another facet of this interdisciplinary project, the castle has been brought to life in a unique augmented reality experience, believed to be the most accurate visual impression of the castle ever produced.