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

London | Surrey
Various dates (see below)
Festival of Archaeology weekend on Kenley Common, part of the Kenley Revival Project
As part of the Kenley Revival Project we are organising a Community Dig. In July 2017 we will focus on excavating around one of the blast pens, where we expect to find many interesting... [Read more]
Yorkshire and Humberside | West Yorkshire
Thu 27th Jul 2017
West Midlands | Warwickshire
Sat 15th Jul 2017 - Sun 16th Jul 2017
East Midlands | Leicestershire
Sun 23rd Jul 2017
South East | Buckinghamshire
Sat 29th Jul 2017 - Sun 30th Jul 2017

Twitter feed

5 hours 33 min ago
The Festival team will be hosting a crafty event on 22 July in York, more details to follow soon! https://t.co/oFOQKxa9pC
7 hours 52 min ago
Or how about a visit to a restored townhouse? https://t.co/QRjpBq6F5H
7 hours 53 min ago
Fancy going on a over ? What not head down to Bosworth https://t.co/U5REuNMTL5
1 day 5 hours ago
1 day 5 hours ago
in are excavating a Late Bronze & Iron Age enclosure. Why not join their field school… https://t.co/trpOUVrOB8
1 day 6 hours ago
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RT : 'll be starting their exciting programme tomorrow! Don't miss out! https://t.co/RgJf6oOBCy

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