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

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What's on

South West | Devon
Sun 17th Jul 2016
Berry Castle open day, Huntshaw, North Devon
Berry Castle is an Iron Age hillfort that lies in woodland in Huntshaw Woods, north Devon. The woods are owned by Clinton Devon Estates. It is a scheduled monument and until recently... [Read more]
East Midlands | Leicestershire
Various dates (see below)
South West | Dorset
Sat 23rd Jul 2016
South West | Dorset
Fri 29th Jul 2016
Wales | Powys
Sat 16th Jul 2016

Twitter feed

3 days 19 hours ago
WOW! Chance to win tickets to some amazing sites this summer with the Young Archaeologists Club!... https://t.co/DPO5RQH3mv
3 days 20 hours ago
Immerse yourself in Victorian life in Buckinghamshire this July. One of the hundreds of fab events coming up this... https://t.co/REiIeL5Qkt
3 days 20 hours ago
Your chance to visit a Martello Tower on Jersey. Get 20th July down in your diary!... https://t.co/toFQV6yiHe
3 days 20 hours ago
So many fabulous festival events happening in Leicestershire this year. Here's a prime example, but check our... https://t.co/do0rVjXi0W
3 days 22 hours ago
Great looking schedule for half term. How's your planning going? https://t.co/w3IwEFQu8J
3 days 23 hours ago
Great to see so many of Arch sites on this list. https://t.co/PBWci2JsPk See our website for great events. https://t.co/Pl5Y7e25Dz
3 days 23 hours ago
RT : Morning excavation underway- happy sieving! https://t.co/57UIcnR27z

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