‘Trowel Blazing’ exhibition on public display outside of London for the first time

Chester has been chosen as the destination for the first major showing outside of London for an important photographic exhibition that celebrates the achievements of women archaeologists, palaeontologists and geologists. ‘Raising Horizons’ highlights the roles and contributions of women in the…

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Pride in the Past Exhbition now on

This February’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month commemorates 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality. To mark this Big Heritage have partnered with Chester Pride to put on ‘Pride in the Past’, an exhibition that uncovers the…

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Pride in the Past

Big Heritage support Chester Pride to launch ‘Pride in the Past’

We are pleased to announce the launch of ‘Pride in the Past’ – a project partnership between Chester Pride and Big Heritage, with support from Cheshire West & Chester’s museum and archive services. The project explores the LGBT history of Chester…

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New community archaeology project, the Woodchurch Big Dig, launches this October

Big Heritage are set to descend upon Wirral’s oldest primary school this autumn to explore previously undiscovered archaeology hidden under Woodchurch Estate. The project will see a month long community excavation take place around Woodchurch CofE Primary School, which opened its…

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Technology set to reveal Roman barracks located under Chester Cathedral

A community archaeology project aims to reveal new secrets about the vast Roman barrack buildings buried under Chester Cathedral. ‘Waking the Legions’ will explore the Deanery Field north of Chester Cathedral, situated within the north east corner of the historic…

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Chester Plague Doctor Revealed

Today we admit that it is us behind the mysterious sightings of “The Chester Plague Doctor”. Our team has been out in the city carrying out some undercover filming of the mystery man as part of a top secret project we are…

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Museum and Heritage Awards for Excellence 2016

Big Heritage and Cheshire West Museums were shortlisted this year at the annual Museums and Heritage Awards for Excellence. The Museums and Heritage Awards ‘recognise projects of excellence, innovative and groundbreaking exhibitions from galleries and visitor attractions across the UK and Europe. These…

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Big Dig Mini Museum

After all the digging has finished, the tools have put away and all the finds have been washed, here at Big Heritage we undertake a lot of work to prepare the finds for specialist analysis and use all the information…

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Big Heritage Success at the Educate North Conference

Big Heritage were the winners at a prestigious award for business innovation at the Educate North Awards. The business competition is part of Educate North Conference and Awards and run in association with The Telegraph Media Group, Barclays and key sponsors including…

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New strategic appointment for Big Heritage founder

Big Heritage founder and Managing Director Dean Paton,  has been appointed as the youngest ever board member for Chester Growth Partnership (formally Chester Renaissance). Chester Growth Partnership along with key partners deliver a programme of improvements in Chester as part of…

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