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
Explore the History of the “Lady of the Vale”: Masonry, Monuments, Bells, Bottesford
A leisurely tour of St Mary the Virgin, Bottesford, led by Neil Fortey and Bob Sparham: a walk round the outside to look at clues to the history of this magnificent church whose... [Read more]
Scotland | Perthshire
Thu 20th Jul 2017
South West | Dorset
Various dates (see below)
East Midlands | Leicestershire
Various dates (see below)

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RT : Charnwood museum in Loughborough will have a range of events come and see! https://t.co/XTiBEWTEYp
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