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 2017 Festival of Archaeology took place between 15 - 30 July in 2017. Dates for the 2018 Festival will be announced shortly.

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East Midlands | Leicestershire
Tue 18th Jul 2017
A Tour of Leicester Abbey
Join Peter Liddle for a walk around the remains of Leicester Abbey, Leicestershire's biggest and richest medieval religious house. The gatehouse was converted into a mansion after... [Read more]
South West | Somerset
Sat 22nd Jul 2017
South East | East Sussex
Thu 27th Jul 2017
Scotland | Edinburgh and Lothians
Fri 31st Mar 2017 - Sun 3rd Sep 2017

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Its , over a hundred events taking place all over Scotland. Head over to the website… https://t.co/589VZm9Es2
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It's going woolly in Southwell, come and check out these fab crochet creations on 16 September, more info see link! https://t.co/0CkMaRmyqi
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RT : It's the last day of - So many places to explore, such little time left! What are you looking forward to toda… https://t.co/GdwCpmboPY
2 weeks 2 days ago
RT : hope you have a great time from all of us . Grt to see so many events!
3 weeks 4 days ago
RT : Dress up like a caveman, make your own clay pot & explore our trail this week at :… https://t.co/jbeibFBX2R
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You still have time to send in your nominations for this year's Marsh Awards https://t.co/stmNmGCUs0

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