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

Channel Islands | Jersey
Wed 26th Jul 2017
Medieval castle of Jersay - Grosnez Castle and headland
Marc Yates, battlefield guide and local historian will examine the origins of Grosnez Castle, the “other” of Jersey’s two medieval castles. In ruins for well over 500 years,... [Read more]
Channel Islands | Jersey
Mon 17th Jul 2017
East Midlands | Nottinghamshire
Sun 23rd Jul 2017
South West | Hampshire
Thu 20th Jul 2017
Yorkshire and Humberside | East Yorkshire
Thu 27th Jul 2017

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RT : What have you discovered during Big Recording Month? Share the sites you will record via hashtag https://t.co/IPCE8gPr7O
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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
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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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