We need your support and help to continue our fight to get the best outcome for the castle ruins.

Week 2 of the Excavations

Week 2 of the excavations of the site now completed and ‘well’, guess what the archaeologists have found? On top of the raised platform and in the area of the motte from the first Norman Castle, they have uncovered a 12m drop well that we can’t trace on any maps!  The well is capped off […]

Mary Queen of Scots letters de-coded!

You may recall some time ago that some coded letters written by Mary Queen of Scots had been found in France.  These have now been de-coded and you can have a read through the translations by following the link below.  I think they paint a fascinating picture of Mary’s captivity whilst in Sheffield or ‘Sheffeild’ […]

AGM 2024

Our 11th AGM will be held at the Central United Reformed Church on Thursday 18th April 6pm for a 6:30 start.  For more details click this link AGM 2024 Notice The AGM is open to the public although only Members will be able to vote. We are delighted to be joined by Ashley Tuck from […]

Excavations to start! Your chance to be involved!!

RELEASE Sheffield Castle dig begins March 24 Here’s the press release to recognise the start of the major excavations on the site of the Castle. If you want to book on the tours or to be involved in the actual archaeological work, please follow this link…..   www.wessexarch.co.uk/events.  Places are very limited and will sell out […]

Castle Site Development

Work is finally now starting on creating a landscaped urban park which will include the daylighting of the River Sheaf and excavation of the gatehouse of the Castle.  The workers cabins are on site and initially there will be a few weeks of site clearance and preparation ahead of the main works starting. We understand […]

Heritage Fair 2024

We are pleased to again support the very popular Heritage Fair which is to take place on 20th and 21st of January at the Millenium Galleries, Winter Gardens, Sheffield. Please check the link below for more details of opening times. The event is free so why not come along and visit all the stalls and […]

Exciting news!

We have exciting news that a contractor has now been appointed by the Council and work will start on the Castle site in January!  The first phase of work will see site clearance and preparation, under-pinning of the Old Market Tavern and most importantly, excavation of the gatehouse area of the Castle.  Apart from the […]

Official Launch of Museum Exhibition and talk

The official opening of the new ‘Women of Sheffield Castle’ exhibition at Weston Park museum took place on 5th October, preceded by a ‘sold out’ talk on the Castle’s history and future plans by Chair, Martin Gorman and Prof John Moreland. The exhibition will continue for a while yet so go and visit if you […]

Amazing Cannon find near Castle!

Magnet fisherman Dave Jordan and Ray Harper discovered a well preserved cannon in the River Don, next to the Ball Street Bridge at Kelham Island on Saturday 12th August.  The guys took the cannon to local Kelham Island Museum where hopefully further tests can take place to date it. See the BBC story with comments […]

Castle Exhibition at Weston Park Museum

We are pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition at Weston Park Museum, Sheffield which explores the history of the Castle site through the ages.  It highlights some of the women associated with the Castle right from the earliest days through to present day. You will be able to see many artefacts from […]

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