About the Festival of Archaeology

Co-ordinated by the Council for British Archaeology, the Festival offers hundreds of events nationwide, organised by museums, heritage organisations, national and country parks, universities, local societies, and community archaeologists.

The 2016 Festival of Archaeology is now over. Thank you to all of our event organisers and everyone who came along to events. The 2017 Festival of Archaeology will take place between 15 - 30 July and registration for events is now open! .

>> More about the Festival of Archaeology

>> Ideas for Festival events

>> Festival Press Releases

What's on

Yorkshire and Humberside | North Yorkshire
Sat 22nd Jul 2017
Walking tour: Tour of Orchard Fields
Join Dr Pete Wilson of Rarey Archaeology to learn more about the hidden history of the site. Today, the peaceful site is a place for walkers and enjoying the birdsong. However... [Read more]
East Midlands | Leicestershire
Sun 23rd Jul 2017
London | Greater London
Mon 24th Jul 2017 - Fri 25th Aug 2017

Twitter feed

17 hours 22 min ago
17 hours 24 min ago
At ? Make sure you check out the amazing Hall while you're there. Imag… https://t.co/mQapwSilk4
22 hours 24 min ago
Will you be near Perth & Kinross this weekend? There are some amazing events for you to get involved with.… https://t.co/tfDh22MXnR
1 day 15 hours ago
RT : Join 50th birthday celebrations on Saturday, with free admission to the museum! Happy birthday :-)… https://t.co/G81NLQBLFb
1 day 16 hours ago
RT : This weekend, Dover Castle returns to the 1940's for an unmissable wartime experience! https://t.co/kibTjtEvp9 https://t.co/oT3OIHXaxq
1 day 22 hours ago
staff had a great time at the Fulford dig last summer! Why don't you visit this year… https://t.co/ZlUrOY4Y74
2 days 19 hours ago
Buy your June edition of and you'll find a free copy of the Festival of Archaeology booklet!… https://t.co/iqfQEy1zd2

Join the CBA

  • British Archaeology magazine
  • Members' newsletters
  • Publications offers
  • Special events

Follow us

Follow the Council for British Archaeology on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or sign up for our e-alerts.

Subscribe to updates

Organising an event?

Are you organising a Festival of Archaeology event?

Register here to upload details of your event, or to edit an existing event's details.