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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What's on

Channel Islands | Jersey
Sun 23rd Jul 2017
A guided tour of La Moye headland, crusher, quarry and powder house
A quick dip into Jersey’s industrial archaeology carved out of the natural environment. This walk starts at the winding tower in this iconic area of coastal heathland, looks... [Read more]
East Midlands | Leicestershire
Tue 25th Jul 2017
Yorkshire and Humberside | North Yorkshire
Various dates (see below)
Channel Islands | Jersey
Sat 15th Jul 2017
South West | Devon
Sun 16th Jul 2017

Twitter feed

14 hours 21 min ago
Buy your June edition of and you'll find a free copy of the Festival of Archaeology booklet!… https://t.co/iqfQEy1zd2
14 hours 27 min ago
RT : Dates for the diary 🗓️20, 22-23, 28 July. We'll be partaking in the Festival of Archaeology😀… https://t.co/CPfDbf3ciD
17 hours 3 min ago
RT : ! Interested in having flintknapping or bronze casting demonstrations/workshops during ? Dro… https://t.co/nUIxNkiVkG
17 hours 47 min ago
Hosting an event for the ? Look out for your organisers pack within the next couple of months! https://t.co/72s5xOQ39N
1 day 5 hours ago
If you would still like to register an event, it's not too late to add your event directly through our website. https://t.co/VFrfA3oTit
1 day 14 hours ago
Thinking about studying ? Make sure you come along to on 22 June 2017 https://t.co/LWGnDm9elv
1 day 15 hours ago
your Archaeology Extravaganza sounds fantastic! https://t.co/fTXWt4bVe8

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