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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Wales | Gwynedd
Sat 15th Jul 2017 - Sun 16th Jul 2017
Meillionydd excavation open days 2017 - Dyddiau agored Cloddiad Meillionydd yn 2017
For the past seven years Bangor University‘s School of History and Archaeology has been excavating the double ringwork enclosure of Meillionydd, near Rhiw, on the Llŷn peninsula... [Read more]
North East | Tyne and Wear
Thu 27th Jul 2017
East | Essex
Thu 20th Jul 2017
London | City of London
Mon 24th Jul 2017 - Fri 28th Jul 2017

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1 week 4 days ago
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
2 weeks 2 days ago
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
3 weeks 5 days ago
You still have time to send in your nominations for this year's Marsh Awards https://t.co/stmNmGCUs0

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