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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East Midlands | Lincolnshire
Thu 23rd Jul 2015
Archaeology Day at the Collection Museum, Lincoln
The Collection's third annual Archaeology Day run as part of the Council of British Archaeology's Festival of Archaeology and in conjunction with Heritage Lincolnshire. It will... [Read more]
South West | Wiltshire
Sat 11th Jul 2015
East Midlands | Nottinghamshire
Mon 13th Jul 2015 - Fri 7th Aug 2015
North West | Merseyside
Various dates (see below)
West Midlands | Shropshire
Sat 25th Jul 2015 - Sun 26th Jul 2015

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