Shorne Woods Country Park

Shorne Woods Country Park
Brewers Road Shorne
DA12 3HX




01474 823800

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Community archaeology excavation at Randall Manor in 2011

Shorne Woods is a SSSI Kent County Council country park. For the past six years it has hosted an ongoing archaeology project. This has sought to understand the history and archaeology of the Park. The medieval site of Randall Manor sits within the park and has been the subject of a community archaeology excavation, now in its seventh year. The project has also investigated prehistoric mesolithic flint sites and world war two bases built in the Park. Archaeology volunteers work year round in conjunction with Kent County Council's community archaeologist, to better understand, conserve and interpret the Park's past.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Prehistoric site, Archaeological site, Environmental or ecological centre, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

9am to dusk or 9pm. Whichever is earlier. Park closed Christmas Day
Visitor centre opening hours
01 November - 31 March, open 11am-4pm
01 April - 31 October, open 10am-5pm

Admission charges

A pay and display car park operates at Shorne Woods Country Park throughout the year, seven days a week. Charges are Monday - Friday £2.00. Weekends and Bank Holidays £2.50.

All archaeological activities are free to attend!

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of archaeological excavations

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Archaeology in the Park

  • 22 — 27 July 2014 *on now

Three weeks of archaeology at Shorne Woods Country Park, near Gravesend, Kent.

Visit our medieval manor dig, meet the archaeologists and take a free guided tour. Handle finds from the dig and see experimental archaeology take place.

Join us for a weekend of medieval re-enactment on July 26 and 27.

Suitable for

  • Any age