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 Midlands | Leicestershire
Sat 22nd Jul 2017
Leicester Castle Tour
Join Dr Richard Buckley for a tour of Leicester Castle with a chance to see the newly restored Great Hall. The Castle is one of Leicester's hidden gems, and was the home of the... [Read more]
Yorkshire and Humberside | North Yorkshire
Various dates (see below)
North West | Merseyside
Mon 24th Jul 2017 - Wed 26th Jul 2017
East | Cambridgeshire
Thu 27th Jul 2017

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RT : The latest The Big Archaeology News Daily! https://t.co/0zUi5ju5dQ Thanks to
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It's ! Can you spot any at the ? See what they will be doing for the this year… https://t.co/8ib1iAHGKW
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RT : The Festival of Archaeology is coming up across the UK! Check out whats near you! https://t.co/ax6UWksoqN
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Support the this year and sign our Thunderclap to help promote the launch event across the country.… https://t.co/ddA3Siz2im
1 day 12 hours ago
RT : Charnwood museum in Loughborough will have a range of events come and see! https://t.co/XTiBEWTEYp
1 day 16 hours ago

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