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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Yorkshire and Humberside | North Yorkshire
Sat 15th Jul 2017 - Sun 30th Jul 2017
1066 Battle of Fulford, York
After excavating so many layers of road in 2016, including pre-historic stepping stones across the ford where the 1066 battle was fought, this year we will extend the dig in the... [Read more]
North West | Cheshire
Sat 29th Jul 2017
South West | Gloucestershire
Fri 28th Jul 2017
Yorkshire and Humberside | North Yorkshire
Various dates (see below)

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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 26 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 46 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
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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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