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

West Midlands | Warwickshire
Sat 15th Jul 2017
Dig with us! at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum
Join us to dig for finds and investigate what they are and explore our real and replica roman objects during this free fun activity! [Read more]
West Midlands | Staffordshire
Sat 22nd Jul 2017
South West | Isles of Scilly
Various dates (see below)
South West | Dorset
Sat 1st Jul 2017 - Sun 2nd Jul 2017

Twitter feed

5 hours 5 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 4 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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