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 | Somerset
Sat 29th Jul 2017
Geophys at Montacute
South Somerset Archaeological Research Group (SSARG), in conjunction with the National Trust, will be continuing the exploration of the gardens at Montacute House Somerset. Timed... [Read more]
East Midlands | Leicestershire
Sun 16th Jul 2017
East | Bedfordshire
Sat 15th Jul 2017 - Sun 16th Jul 2017
East Midlands | Leicestershire
Various dates (see below)
South East | Buckinghamshire
Thu 27th Jul 2017 - Mon 27th Feb 2017

Twitter feed

5 hours 14 min ago
staff had a great time at the Fulford dig last summer! Why don't you visit this year… https://t.co/ZlUrOY4Y74
1 day 1 hour ago
Buy your June edition of and you'll find a free copy of the Festival of Archaeology booklet!… https://t.co/iqfQEy1zd2
1 day 1 hour ago
RT : Dates for the diary 🗓️20, 22-23, 28 July. We'll be partaking in the Festival of Archaeology😀… https://t.co/CPfDbf3ciD
1 day 4 hours ago
RT : ! Interested in having flintknapping or bronze casting demonstrations/workshops during ? Dro… https://t.co/nUIxNkiVkG
1 day 5 hours ago
Hosting an event for the ? Look out for your organisers pack within the next couple of months! https://t.co/72s5xOQ39N
1 day 16 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
2 days 1 hour ago
Thinking about studying ? Make sure you come along to on 22 June 2017 https://t.co/LWGnDm9elv

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