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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East Midlands | Leicestershire
Tue 18th Jul 2017
A Tour of Leicester Abbey
Join Peter Liddle for a walk around the remains of Leicester Abbey, Leicestershire's biggest and richest medieval religious house. The gatehouse was converted into a mansion after... [Read more]
Northern Ireland | Down
Fri 11th Aug 2017
Channel Islands | Jersey
Fri 28th Jul 2017
West Midlands | Worcestershire
Sat 29th Jul 2017 - Sun 30th Jul 2017

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3 days 8 hours ago
Come and hear more about Tudor Flagship the at the CBA AGM on Nov 6. For info and tickets - https://t.co/taVxcoPa28
1 week 6 hours ago
Congratulations to our 2017 competition winner Hannah & Lewis! Take a look at their Viking Longship c… https://t.co/DyOGm4zFgQ
1 week 6 days ago
Learn how to research, record and get funding for your own project https://t.co/rZbRytKBqw book your place now!! 2/2
1 week 6 days ago
There are still places for the CBA & Living Legacies First World War Workshop in Bristol 1/2
1 week 6 days ago
RT : Has your museum thought about setting up a YAC to inspire the next generation of archaeologists? We've g… https://t.co/GYFQ0lOYAY
2 weeks 2 days ago
CBA Wales will be holding its very first archaeological conference, in April 2018 save the date + more info will be here soon!!
2 weeks 3 days ago
Help with their crowdfunding community archaeology dig 'Dig the History' More info can be found here… https://t.co/oHk0UEEbn7

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