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

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]
South East | East Sussex
Mon 17th Jul 2017 - Sun 30th Jul 2017
North West | Merseyside
Sat 29th Jul 2017
South East | West Sussex
Thu 27th Jul 2017
South East | Buckinghamshire
Thu 20th Jul 2017

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On 28 May there will be a unique chance to meet Oliver Cromwell at his 17 century home https://t.co/QHeKSKHcYd
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RT : Ingenuity - the Iron Age loch dwellers were full if it! Join us on Sunday and be amazed at what you learn. Hands o… https://t.co/nX3cmlWfd0
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RT : Need fun for kids this ? Our Museum's open 10 - 4pm (closed Tues & Sun) Colouring books also ava… https://t.co/MNAxQsGXwM
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At ? Make sure you check out the amazing Hall while you're there. Imag… https://t.co/mQapwSilk4
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Will you be near Perth & Kinross this weekend? There are some amazing events for you to get involved with.… https://t.co/tfDh22MXnR

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