About the Festival of Archaeology

Co-ordinated by the Council for British Archaeology, the 2014 Festival offered over 1,000 events nationwide, organised by museums, heritage organisations, national and country parks, universities, local societies, and community archaeologists.

The 26th Festival of Archaeology will take place between the 16 - 31 July 2016.

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What's on

South East | Hampshire
Sat 11th Jul 2015
Archaeology activity day
Solve the puzzles and work out the past! Come and drop in to the Archaeology department for a series of different hands-on activities - including maritime and osteological goings... [Read more]
North West | Merseyside
Various dates (see below)
East Midlands | Leicestershire
Tue 14th Jul 2015
East Midlands | Lincolnshire
Thu 16th Jul 2015
South East | Surrey
Various dates (see below)

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