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. Next year's Festival of Archaeology will take place between 15 - 30 July 2015 and registrations for events will open in the new year 2017.

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What's on

South West | Gloucestershire
Tue 26th Jul 2016
Become an archaeologist - discovery zone, Corinium Museum
Have a go at handling real Roman artefacts from our collections, drawing and trying to identify [Read more]
Yorkshire and Humberside | West Yorkshire
Thu 28th Jul 2016
South West | Wiltshire
Mon 25th Jul 2016 - Wed 31st Aug 2016
East | Bedfordshire
Mon 8th Aug 2016 - Fri 12th Aug 2016
South East | East Sussex
Wed 20th Jul 2016

Twitter feed

10 hours 26 min ago
Inspired by ? Why not bake an for our competition this weekend https://t.co/xmudpWEO4d https://t.co/un1YEPmLt6
14 hours 56 min ago
How life like are these baked goodies! Suffolk Arch' CIC replicated a gaming piece from a dig into biscuit form. https://t.co/qlC1DJSiwO
15 hours 1 min ago
There's still time to send us your snaps. Competition closes Wed 31st Aug.
1 day 9 hours ago
Aquatic courtesy of Get your entries in by 31st to enter! https://t.co/xmudpWndcF https://t.co/bO8Orj8oAJ
1 week 15 hours ago
Thanks Vicki Jordan, whose son had this for his 8th birthday. https://t.co/49IH45ab87
1 week 16 hours ago
RT : Quick! You still have time to meet us at the Rotunda for a dino footprint walk at 11am, suitable for all the family! https://t.co/SMFKYchoOF
1 week 1 day ago

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