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.

>> More about the Festival of Archaeology

>> Ideas for Festival events

>> Festival Press Releases

What's on

Yorkshire and Humberside | North Yorkshire
Sun 6th Aug 2017
Raikeswood Camp dig open day
Get hands on with a behind the scenes look at the most recent archaeological dig taking place on the site of Skipton’s WW1 training and POW camp. Guided tours and archaeology... [Read more]
South West | Dorset
Wed 19th Jul 2017
South West | Wiltshire
Various dates (see below)
North West | Lancashire
Sun 23rd Jul 2017
South East | East Sussex
Mon 26th Jun 2017 - Sat 5th Aug 2017

Twitter feed

4 days 20 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 2 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 2 days ago
RT : hope you have a great time from all of us . Grt to see so many events!
2 weeks 4 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 5 days ago
You still have time to send in your nominations for this year's Marsh Awards https://t.co/stmNmGCUs0
3 weeks 4 days ago
Are you interested in Yorkshire battles? The will be holding a conference on 19 Nov https://t.co/9VHm1Ea1RQ
3 weeks 4 days ago
Don't forget there's still time to book your place on these fantastic First World War workshops. https://t.co/142tsD6yxH

Join the CBA

  • British Archaeology magazine
  • Members' newsletters
  • Publications offers
  • Special events

Follow us

Follow the Council for British Archaeology on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or sign up for our e-alerts.

Subscribe to updates

Organising an event?

Are you organising a Festival of Archaeology event?

Register here to upload details of your event, or to edit an existing event's details.