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 2017 Festival of Archaeology will take place between 15 - 30 July and registration for events is now open! .

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What's on

West Midlands | Worcestershire
Sun 16th Jul 2017
Archaeology skills day at Worcestershire County Museum
Enjoy hands on activities including sand pit exploration, metal detecting, microscope identification and fossil fun, as part of the national Festival of Archaeology. Fun for all... [Read more]
East | Cambridgeshire
Sat 15th Jul 2017 - Sun 16th Jul 2017
East Midlands | Leicestershire
Various dates (see below)
South West | Cornwall
Sat 22nd Jul 2017 - Sun 23rd Jul 2017
South West | Somerset
Sat 22nd Jul 2017

Twitter feed

3 hours 18 min ago
RT : 700 years of history visible in one square! https://t.co/9sUbMju70S
3 hours 19 min ago
RT : Blue skies for the start of walking tour of with Paul Schofield https://t.co/HA8oWjHwQ7
3 hours 19 min ago
RT : This Saturday meet Roma Antiqua at the Museum of Archaeology. Free entry. https://t.co/l5mntlSVyr https://t.co/0ggFfeUV71
4 hours 7 min ago
It is! For more crafts like this check out this FB pg from 1 of the organisers who help deliver th… https://t.co/nHj66ZH8vv
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4 hours 41 min ago
RT : Before and after cleaning the ship's timbers at today. Good work FROGs! https://t.co/rV1dxCv0ga
5 hours 9 min ago
RT : Come see a stretch of the oldest wooden railway in the world tomorrow in N Tyneside https://t.co/ncDJ2Fv7amhttps://t.co/g1m3BdbC8J

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