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

West Midlands | Warwickshire
Wed 19th Jul 2017
The Ancient Craft of Metalworking
Find out more about the ancient craft of metalworking. Our Curator of Human History will take you back in time to explore the creative skills of the bronzesmith in Prehistoric... [Read more]
Scotland | Edinburgh and Lothians
Fri 31st Mar 2017 - Sun 3rd Sep 2017
East | Cambridgeshire
Sat 15th Jul 2017
South East | Surrey
Various dates (see below)
Wales | Swansea
Sat 15th Jul 2017 - Sun 23rd Jul 2017

Twitter feed

3 hours 36 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
5 hours 54 min ago
Or how about a visit to a restored townhouse? https://t.co/QRjpBq6F5H
5 hours 56 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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