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

Yorkshire and Humberside | North Yorkshire
Various dates (see below)
Ironstone exploration - Community Archaeology Excavation
Come and join our exciting community archaeological dig at Goathland Incline in the North York Moors National Park. This remote spot was once at the heart of the Industrial Revolution,... [Read more]
East Midlands | Nottinghamshire
Sat 29th Jul 2017
South West | Somerset
Sat 29th Jul 2017
Yorkshire and Humberside | West Yorkshire
Sat 29th Jul 2017

Twitter feed

11 hours 33 min ago
RT : Join 50th birthday celebrations on Saturday, with free admission to the museum! Happy birthday :-)… https://t.co/G81NLQBLFb
11 hours 48 min ago
RT : This weekend, Dover Castle returns to the 1940's for an unmissable wartime experience! https://t.co/kibTjtEvp9 https://t.co/oT3OIHXaxq
18 hours 38 min ago
staff had a great time at the Fulford dig last summer! Why don't you visit this year… https://t.co/ZlUrOY4Y74
1 day 15 hours ago
Buy your June edition of and you'll find a free copy of the Festival of Archaeology booklet!… https://t.co/iqfQEy1zd2
1 day 15 hours ago
RT : Dates for the diary 🗓️20, 22-23, 28 July. We'll be partaking in the Festival of Archaeology😀… https://t.co/CPfDbf3ciD
1 day 17 hours ago
RT : ! Interested in having flintknapping or bronze casting demonstrations/workshops during ? Dro… https://t.co/nUIxNkiVkG
1 day 18 hours ago
Hosting an event for the ? Look out for your organisers pack within the next couple of months! https://t.co/72s5xOQ39N

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