HISTORY enthusiasts can discover Oxford’s past with a range of activities at a free archaeological day.

There will be demonstrations, hands-on activities and mini-lectures during Archaeology Day at Oxford Castle on Sunday, July 14, from 11am, organised by the Oxford Preservation Trust and Oxford Castle Unlocked.

Visitors can also find out about archaeological projects happening in the city.

Debbie Dance, director of the Oxford Preservation Trust, said: “If you have ever been interested in what is going on under the ground you should come to the castle and see first-hand.”

Activities include pottery-making and weaving and there will be tours of the castle’s Saxon wall, where information boards were added in May.

Visitors can also visit the castle’s crypt.

The free event has been running since 2009 and there is no need to book.