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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East Midlands | Leicestershire
Thu 20th Jul 2017
Roman coins from Leicestershire: the terrible tales they tell
A talk and exhibition by Bottesford’s Phil Harding. Dr Phil Harding from Bottesford (not the Time Team one!) has found and recorded over 1,500 Roman coins from Leicestershire.... [Read more]
South East | East Sussex
Mon 26th Jun 2017 - Sat 5th Aug 2017
Yorkshire and Humberside | North Yorkshire
Various dates (see below)
West Midlands | Warwickshire
Sun 23rd Jul 2017
Yorkshire and Humberside | North Yorkshire
Sat 15th Jul 2017 - Sun 30th Jul 2017

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On 28 May there will be a unique chance to meet Oliver Cromwell at his 17 century home https://t.co/QHeKSKHcYd
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RT : Ingenuity - the Iron Age loch dwellers were full if it! Join us on Sunday and be amazed at what you learn. Hands o… https://t.co/nX3cmlWfd0
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RT : Need fun for kids this ? Our Museum's open 10 - 4pm (closed Tues & Sun) Colouring books also ava… https://t.co/MNAxQsGXwM
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At ? Make sure you check out the amazing Hall while you're there. Imag… https://t.co/mQapwSilk4
1 day 5 hours ago
Will you be near Perth & Kinross this weekend? There are some amazing events for you to get involved with.… https://t.co/tfDh22MXnR

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