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.

We are now getting excited about our 25th anniversary this year! The 25th Festival of Archaeology will take place between the 11th - 26th July 2015 and registration is now open!

Visited a Festival of Archaeology event? Fill out our Festival survey for a chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher!

 >> More about the Festival of Archaeology

>> Ideas for Festival events

>> Festival Press Releases

What's on

North East | Tyne and Wear
Sat 25th Jul 2015
The Great North archaeology event
Come to the Great North Museum: Hancock and meet our expert curators and handle museum artefacts from prehistoric Britain. You will also be able to work with the learning team... [Read more]
Wales | Conwy
Sat 11th Jul 2015
South East | West Sussex
Various dates (see below)
South West | Cornwall
Sat 18th Jul 2015

Twitter feed

2 hours 41 min ago
In Wales? Some fantastic Festival events coming up! From excavations to slate mining, hands on heritage and... http://t.co/vLK90KUf50
2 hours 44 min ago
In Wales? Some fantastic Festival events coming up! From excavations to slate mining, hands on heritage and... http://t.co/7Xl4EhEYJK
1 day 1 hour ago
Planning to visit a Festival event? Fill out our visitor survey for the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher!... http://t.co/FtvI6OVUDd
1 day 2 hours ago
RT @ntoldpostoffice: Our reconstruction drawings are ready for the @FestivalofArch 11th-26th July. Explore 600 years of history with us! ht…
1 day 2 hours ago
RT @CBAEast: Join @8thEast for a #WWII Airfield Archaeology recording training day at @IWMDuxford @FestivalofArch @JigsawCambs http://t.co/
1 day 2 hours ago
RT @Leicester_Merc: Gallery: Local Festival of British Archaeology launch today @ @uniofleicester http://t.co/5XcISH1FcD @FestivalofArch ht…

Join the CBA

  • British Archaeology magazine
  • Members' newsletters
  • Publications offers
  • Special events

Follow us

Follow the Council for British Archaeology on Facebook and Twitter, or sign up for our e-alerts.

Subscribe to updates

Organising an event?

Are you organising a Festival of Archaeology 2014 event?

Register here to upload details of your event, or to edit an existing event's details.