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

South West | Devon
Fri 30th Jun 2017
Alice Roberts Lecture: Celts, Romans and Public Archaeology
Popular anthropologist Professor Alice Roberts, well known from BBC’s Coast programme, will launch RAMM’s display of the recently acquired Seaton Down Hoard with a lecture... [Read more]
Wales | Newport
Wed 26th Jul 2017 - Thu 27th Jul 2017
South West | Devon
Sat 22nd Jul 2017 - Sun 23rd Jul 2017
South East | Oxfordshire
Various dates (see below)

Twitter feed

14 hours 22 min ago
Buy your June edition of and you'll find a free copy of the Festival of Archaeology booklet!… https://t.co/iqfQEy1zd2
14 hours 27 min ago
RT : Dates for the diary 🗓️20, 22-23, 28 July. We'll be partaking in the Festival of Archaeology😀… https://t.co/CPfDbf3ciD
17 hours 3 min ago
RT : ! Interested in having flintknapping or bronze casting demonstrations/workshops during ? Dro… https://t.co/nUIxNkiVkG
17 hours 47 min ago
Hosting an event for the ? Look out for your organisers pack within the next couple of months! https://t.co/72s5xOQ39N
1 day 5 hours ago
If you would still like to register an event, it's not too late to add your event directly through our website. https://t.co/VFrfA3oTit
1 day 14 hours ago
Thinking about studying ? Make sure you come along to on 22 June 2017 https://t.co/LWGnDm9elv
1 day 15 hours ago
your Archaeology Extravaganza sounds fantastic! https://t.co/fTXWt4bVe8

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