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

Scotland | Argyll
Various dates (see below)
Enchanting monuments and magical places at Kilmartin Museum
This year Kilmartin Museum will be celebrating its 20th year, and the festival activities are focused on the enchanting monuments and historical sites that sit within Kilmartin... [Read more]
West Midlands | Worcestershire
Sat 29th Jul 2017 - Sun 30th Jul 2017
Scotland | Highlands
Various dates (see below)

Twitter feed

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The Festival team will be hosting a crafty event on 22 July in York, more details to follow soon! https://t.co/oFOQKxa9pC
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Or how about a visit to a restored townhouse? https://t.co/QRjpBq6F5H
5 hours 58 min ago
Fancy going on a over ? What not head down to Bosworth https://t.co/U5REuNMTL5
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in are excavating a Late Bronze & Iron Age enclosure. Why not join their field school… https://t.co/trpOUVrOB8
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RT : 'll be starting their exciting programme tomorrow! Don't miss out! https://t.co/RgJf6oOBCy

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