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 took place between 15 - 30 July in 2017. Dates for the 2018 Festival will be announced shortly.

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What's on

South West | Cornwall
Sat 29th Jul 2017
Free family fun event - Bronze Age beauties at Penlee House Gallery & Museum
Come and see if you can find the wonderful golden lunula (necklace) from the Bronze Age. This amazing piece of jewellery is about 4500 years old! Try your hand at crafting a... [Read more]
South West | Gloucestershire
Sat 1st Jul 2017
Wales | Pembrokeshire
Fri 28th Jul 2017
East Midlands | Rutland
Wed 26th Jul 2017
South West | Dorset
Wed 19th Jul 2017

Twitter feed

1 hour 27 min ago
Fantastic discoveries on this years Maids Moreton Mound project https://t.co/KG964jycBl supported by https://t.co/pOeTL3jTvH
9 hours 42 min ago
RT : What have you discovered during Big Recording Month? Share the sites you will record via hashtag https://t.co/IPCE8gPr7O
1 day 10 hours ago
RT : Stratigraphy cake featuring a chariot bruial & 3D printed sword (credit for that goes to )… https://t.co/UyHxEmPzuw
2 days 6 hours ago
RT : Don't forget you have until 31 Aug to submit a entry to festival@archaeologyuk.orghttps://t.co/kUr0qH0NhY
2 days 6 hours ago
RT : Our annual NW Industrial Archaeology Conference is on salt this year. Book now. https://t.co/VyMx9rfT8m
2 days 6 hours ago
RT : Our Jersey YAC is up and running! Keep sharing your archaeological adventures!! https://t.co/JyANhbsl4w

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