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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What's on

South West | Cornwall
Sat 15th Jul 2017
Free family fun event - Prehistoric patterns at Penlee House Gallery and Museum
Discover the many different tools used by prehistoric potters to decorate clay pots, view original pots in the Gallery and make your own patterned plaque. [Read more]
South West | Somerset
Sat 29th Jul 2017
Scotland | Perthshire
Thu 20th Jul 2017
East Midlands | Leicestershire
Various dates (see below)

Twitter feed

9 hours 27 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 5 hours ago
RT : Don't forget you have until 31 Aug to submit a entry to festival@archaeologyuk.orghttps://t.co/kUr0qH0NhY
2 days 5 hours ago
RT : Our annual NW Industrial Archaeology Conference is on salt this year. Book now. https://t.co/VyMx9rfT8m
2 days 5 hours ago
RT : Our Jersey YAC is up and running! Keep sharing your archaeological adventures!! https://t.co/JyANhbsl4w
2 days 6 hours ago
It's Big Recording Month Wk 3 - get recording! https://t.co/bKfOzFuVYH https://t.co/zjRsAwjCOS

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