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

East | Essex
Various dates (see below)
Archaeology Taster Weekends at Copped Hall
A first taste of excavation on a "live" site for absolute beginners - an introduction to methods of archaeological investigation, supervised digging, finds handling and post-excavation [Read more]
West Midlands | Warwickshire
Thu 20th Jul 2017
Wales | Isle of Anglesey
Wed 26th Jul 2017
Wales | Gwynedd
Tue 25th Jul 2017 - Tue 22nd Aug 2017
East Midlands | Leicestershire
Wed 26th Jul 2017

Twitter feed

11 hours 26 min ago
RT : Join 50th birthday celebrations on Saturday, with free admission to the museum! Happy birthday :-)… https://t.co/G81NLQBLFb
11 hours 41 min ago
RT : This weekend, Dover Castle returns to the 1940's for an unmissable wartime experience! https://t.co/kibTjtEvp9 https://t.co/oT3OIHXaxq
18 hours 30 min ago
staff had a great time at the Fulford dig last summer! Why don't you visit this year… https://t.co/ZlUrOY4Y74
1 day 14 hours ago
Buy your June edition of and you'll find a free copy of the Festival of Archaeology booklet!… https://t.co/iqfQEy1zd2
1 day 15 hours ago
RT : Dates for the diary 🗓️20, 22-23, 28 July. We'll be partaking in the Festival of Archaeology😀… https://t.co/CPfDbf3ciD
1 day 17 hours ago
RT : ! Interested in having flintknapping or bronze casting demonstrations/workshops during ? Dro… https://t.co/nUIxNkiVkG
1 day 18 hours ago
Hosting an event for the ? Look out for your organisers pack within the next couple of months! https://t.co/72s5xOQ39N

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