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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. Next year's Festival of Archaeology will take place between 15 - 30 July 2017 and registrations for events will open in the new year 2017.

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What's on

East Midlands |
Various dates (see below)
The World's first long steam railway tunnel
Tunnel owns by Leicester City Council. Closed to trains since 1966. LIHS have a licence to open the tunnel during the Festival of Archaeology. All trips must be pre-booked for... [Read more]
East Midlands | Leicestershire
Various dates (see below)
North East | County Durham
Sat 16th Jul 2016
North East | County Durham
Sat 30th Jul 2016
East Midlands | Derbyshire
Sat 30th Jul 2016

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5 days 5 hours ago
RT : Register now for seminar this Saturday, 3 Dec
6 days 1 hour ago
Walking the Wansdyke Festival event blog....
2 weeks 5 days ago
Festival of Archaeology 2017 runs from the 15th - 30th July. Registration open in January!
2 weeks 5 days ago
Festival organisers! The Mick Aston Archaeology Fund, supported by English Heritage and Cadw, aims to encourage...
1 month 4 weeks ago
RT : . held a July activity day for with Lots of fun experimental

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