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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Yorkshire and Humberside | South Yorkshire
Sat 15th Jul 2017
Festival of Archaeology at Weston Park Museum
Come and join us for the Festival of Archaeology and dig deep into the past of the Sheffield area. Get hands-on with real archaeological artefacts and learn how objects can... [Read more]
South West | Gloucestershire
Sat 29th Jul 2017
West Midlands | Warwickshire
Tue 25th Jul 2017 - Thu 27th Jul 2017

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1 hour 21 min ago
Fantastic discoveries on this years Maids Moreton Mound project https://t.co/KG964jycBl supported by https://t.co/pOeTL3jTvH
9 hours 35 min ago
RT : What have you discovered during Big Recording Month? Share the sites you will record via hashtag https://t.co/IPCE8gPr7O
1 day 10 hours ago
RT : Stratigraphy cake featuring a chariot bruial & 3D printed sword (credit for that goes to )… https://t.co/UyHxEmPzuw
2 days 6 hours ago
RT : Don't forget you have until 31 Aug to submit a entry to festival@archaeologyuk.orghttps://t.co/kUr0qH0NhY
2 days 6 hours ago
RT : Our annual NW Industrial Archaeology Conference is on salt this year. Book now. https://t.co/VyMx9rfT8m
2 days 6 hours ago
RT : Our Jersey YAC is up and running! Keep sharing your archaeological adventures!! https://t.co/JyANhbsl4w

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