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

East | Essex
Various dates (see below)
Essex Treasure Tour 2017
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the Treasure Act in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Since it began, thousands of items of Treasure have been found by metal detectorists,... [Read more]
East Midlands | Leicestershire
Various dates (see below)
Yorkshire and Humberside | North Yorkshire
Sat 15th Jul 2017 - Sun 16th Jul 2017

Twitter feed

11 hours 25 min ago
RT : Join 50th birthday celebrations on Saturday, with free admission to the museum! Happy birthday :-)… https://t.co/G81NLQBLFb
11 hours 39 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 29 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 14 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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