This year the History Group will be focusing on Archaeology and will be organising a series of events with a presentation of findings during our Pop-Up Museum in September.

One of the ideas we would like to work on is setting up several small archaeology digs in private gardens - so if you have a garden in Hay and would be interested in participating please do let us know.

If anyone would be interested in volunteering on archaeology digs or helping with events please also let us know using the contact box below:

More info soon...

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Hay History Group began in early 2013 and aim to meet monthly in Hay on Wye to discuss, research and promote history. We hold an annual History Weekend and also the Smith Soldat Memorial Lecture during the Hay Festival Winter Weekend in November


Hay History Weekend 2015 took place on Sep 11th, 12th & 13th Sep. Our theme this year was Agincourt and we had a packed programme of events including talks, film, theatre, workshops, pop up museum and guided tours. See below.

Hay History Weekend


Hay Tours offer an ideal addition to a day out. Tours bring the fascinating stories of Hays' history to life; the people, places and the landscape. Weekly Thursday tours of Hay Castle can now also be booked online. Please click HERE to find out more.

Hay Tours website