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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East Midlands | Leicestershire
Wed 19th Jul 2017
DISSOLUTION – Monasteries to Mansions
Abbeys and Priories were an important part of the fabric of medieval society. In the 1530's they were swept away as Henry VIII broke with Rome and dissolved the houses. The talk... [Read more]
Yorkshire and Humberside | West Yorkshire
Thu 27th Jul 2017
East | Cambridgeshire
Wed 26th Jul 2017
South East | Oxfordshire
Sat 22nd Jul 2017
Yorkshire and Humberside | North Yorkshire
Sat 15th Jul 2017 - Sun 16th Jul 2017

Twitter feed

5 days 8 hours ago
Its , over a hundred events taking place all over Scotland. Head over to the website… https://t.co/589VZm9Es2
1 week 4 days 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
2 weeks 1 day 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
2 weeks 1 day ago
RT : hope you have a great time from all of us . Grt to see so many events!
3 weeks 3 days ago
RT : Dress up like a caveman, make your own clay pot & explore our trail this week at :… https://t.co/jbeibFBX2R
3 weeks 4 days ago
You still have time to send in your nominations for this year's Marsh Awards https://t.co/stmNmGCUs0
1 month 1 day ago
Are you interested in Yorkshire battles? The will be holding a conference on 19 Nov https://t.co/9VHm1Ea1RQ

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