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

East | Essex
Various dates (see below)
Highlight tours at Colchester Castle
Join our Curators for special tours of our archaeological collections. Each tour will visit a set of object highlights around the castle. Mon 25 July | 3pm | Free after castle... [Read more]
South East | Oxfordshire
Sat 16th Jul 2016
Yorkshire and Humberside | East Yorkshire
Various dates (see below)
South West | Wiltshire
Sat 23rd Jul 2016 - Sun 24th Jul 2016
Wales | Swansea
Sat 9th Jul 2016

Twitter feed

3 days 17 hours ago
Registration is still open for the 26th Festival of Archaeology! Join in with hundreds of events around the UK!... https://t.co/Lh2ZGmwtAT
3 days 17 hours ago
Registration is still open for the 26th Festival of Archaeology! Join in with hundreds of events around the UK!... https://t.co/c22GllOTTC
3 days 17 hours ago
Registration is still open for the 26th Festival of Archaeology! https://t.co/V8q4D9cqt7
1 week 4 days ago
Lots of new events coming in! See what's on in your area! https://t.co/Cu1Ud8UsSI
3 weeks 5 days ago
Great event coming up at Flag Fen! Must Farm Weekend at Flag Fen Flag Fen Archaeology Park Sat 9 - Sun 10... https://t.co/pursEXy5mk
1 month 1 week ago
demonstrates effect of erosion on a prehistoric fishtrap using Om nom nom! https://t.co/5AMMDUhm65
1 month 2 weeks ago
Lots of great Festival events coming in! Check out our website to find events in your area! https://t.co/Cu1Ud9c4hi

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