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

London | Surrey
Various dates (see below)
Festival of Archaeology weekend on Kenley Common, part of the Kenley Revival Project
As part of the Kenley Revival Project we are organising a Community Dig. In July 2017 we will focus on excavating around one of the blast pens, where we expect to find many interesting... [Read more]
East Midlands | Leicestershire
Wed 19th Jul 2017
Yorkshire and Humberside | South Yorkshire
Various dates (see below)
London | Greater London
Mon 24th Jul 2017 - Fri 25th Aug 2017

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4 days 4 hours ago
Its , over a hundred events taking place all over Scotland. Head over to the website… https://t.co/589VZm9Es2
1 week 3 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 14 hours 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 14 hours ago
RT : hope you have a great time from all of us . Grt to see so many events!
3 weeks 2 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 3 days ago
You still have time to send in your nominations for this year's Marsh Awards https://t.co/stmNmGCUs0
1 month 7 hours ago
Are you interested in Yorkshire battles? The will be holding a conference on 19 Nov https://t.co/9VHm1Ea1RQ

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