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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North East | County Durham
Fri 28th Jul 2017
Dinky dig at the Oriental Museum, Durham
Come along to a mini archaeological dig for children. All equipment will be provided. Be prepared to get muddy! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Generally suitable... [Read more]
Yorkshire and Humberside | North Yorkshire
Sun 23rd Jul 2017
East Midlands | Nottinghamshire
Sat 29th Jul 2017
South West | Gloucestershire
Sat 22nd Jul 2017
North West | Merseyside
Mon 24th Jul 2017 - Wed 26th Jul 2017

Twitter feed

17 hours 26 min ago
Its , over a hundred events taking place all over Scotland. Head over to the website… https://t.co/589VZm9Es2
6 days 16 hours ago
It's going woolly in Southwell, come and check out these fab crochet creations on 16 September, more info see link! https://t.co/0CkMaRmyqi
1 week 4 days ago
RT : It's the last day of - So many places to explore, such little time left! What are you looking forward to toda… https://t.co/GdwCpmboPY
1 week 4 days ago
RT : hope you have a great time from all of us . Grt to see so many events!
2 weeks 6 days ago
RT : Dress up like a caveman, make your own clay pot & explore our trail this week at :… https://t.co/jbeibFBX2R
2 weeks 6 days ago
You still have time to send in your nominations for this year's Marsh Awards https://t.co/stmNmGCUs0
3 weeks 5 days ago
Are you interested in Yorkshire battles? The will be holding a conference on 19 Nov https://t.co/9VHm1Ea1RQ

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