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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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]
Channel Islands | Jersey
Thu 27th Jul 2017
South West | Cornwall
Sat 29th Jul 2017 - Thu 31st Aug 2017
Wales | Pembrokeshire
Fri 28th Jul 2017
Wales | Carmarthenshire
Sat 15th Jul 2017 - Sun 16th Jul 2017

Twitter feed

3 days 7 hours ago
Come and hear more about Tudor Flagship the at the CBA AGM on Nov 6. For info and tickets - https://t.co/taVxcoPa28
1 week 4 hours ago
Congratulations to our 2017 competition winner Hannah & Lewis! Take a look at their Viking Longship c… https://t.co/DyOGm4zFgQ
1 week 6 days ago
Learn how to research, record and get funding for your own project https://t.co/rZbRytKBqw book your place now!! 2/2
1 week 6 days ago
There are still places for the CBA & Living Legacies First World War Workshop in Bristol 1/2
1 week 6 days ago
RT : Has your museum thought about setting up a YAC to inspire the next generation of archaeologists? We've g… https://t.co/GYFQ0lOYAY
2 weeks 2 days ago
CBA Wales will be holding its very first archaeological conference, in April 2018 save the date + more info will be here soon!!
2 weeks 3 days ago
Help with their crowdfunding community archaeology dig 'Dig the History' More info can be found here… https://t.co/oHk0UEEbn7

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