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! .

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South West | Cornwall
Sat 22nd Jul 2017 - Sun 23rd Jul 2017
Discovering Trerice, Newquay, Cornwall
The Trerice archaeology group will be digging test pits across Trerice to start answering questions about its history. These will be based in the orchard where a previous dig indicated... [Read more]

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1 week 5 days ago
Love Lego? Put your master builder skills to the test by building Barrow and Morecambe Bay out of Lego at the Dock Museum, Barrow.
1 week 5 days ago
Lots of event happening for British Science Week! https://t.co/1Fs48NSFbB https://t.co/m8BhFx1OSQ
1 week 6 days ago
Join an exciting community archaeological dig at Goathland Incline in the North York Moors National Park, once at... https://t.co/tDpmIh5itq
2 weeks 1 hour ago
Enjoy an archaeological picnic with TRYSOR in the Elan Valley https://t.co/y0HlM1wU29 https://t.co/9Bw2fRmwjy
2 weeks 6 days ago
Great new Festival events in, including a talk about Must Farm and a tour of Tintagel Castle excavations and... https://t.co/3R6pIM25rB
4 weeks 1 hour ago
London conference: Current British Archaeology in Egypt https://t.co/jCxczxIvTj Keep checking... https://t.co/5cIe2QXxXK
1 month 1 week ago
Festival organisers - Important PR deadlines Register your events by 10th March, for a chance to be included in... https://t.co/NXTwMzcM6X

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