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

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]
West Midlands | Staffordshire
Sat 15th Jul 2017
East Midlands | Leicestershire
Tue 18th Jul 2017
North West | Merseyside
Various dates (see below)

Twitter feed

3 hours 47 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
6 hours 5 min ago
Or how about a visit to a restored townhouse? https://t.co/QRjpBq6F5H
6 hours 7 min ago
Fancy going on a over ? What not head down to Bosworth https://t.co/U5REuNMTL5
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in are excavating a Late Bronze & Iron Age enclosure. Why not join their field school… https://t.co/trpOUVrOB8
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RT : 'll be starting their exciting programme tomorrow! Don't miss out! https://t.co/RgJf6oOBCy

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