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! .

>> More about the Festival of Archaeology

>> Ideas for Festival events

>> Festival Press Releases

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]
Yorkshire and Humberside | East Yorkshire
Fri 28th Jul 2017
Scotland | Highlands
Sun 16th Jul 2017
East Midlands | Leicestershire
Thu 20th Jul 2017
East | Hertfordshire
Thu 27th Jul 2017

Twitter feed

8 hours 1 min ago
8 hours 3 min ago
At ? Make sure you check out the amazing Hall while you're there. Imag… https://t.co/mQapwSilk4
13 hours 3 min ago
Will you be near Perth & Kinross this weekend? There are some amazing events for you to get involved with.… https://t.co/tfDh22MXnR
1 day 6 hours ago
RT : Join 50th birthday celebrations on Saturday, with free admission to the museum! Happy birthday :-)… https://t.co/G81NLQBLFb
1 day 6 hours ago
RT : This weekend, Dover Castle returns to the 1940's for an unmissable wartime experience! https://t.co/kibTjtEvp9 https://t.co/oT3OIHXaxq
1 day 13 hours ago
staff had a great time at the Fulford dig last summer! Why don't you visit this year… https://t.co/ZlUrOY4Y74
2 days 9 hours ago
Buy your June edition of and you'll find a free copy of the Festival of Archaeology booklet!… https://t.co/iqfQEy1zd2

Join the CBA

  • British Archaeology magazine
  • Members' newsletters
  • Publications offers
  • Special events

Follow us

Follow the Council for British Archaeology on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or sign up for our e-alerts.

Subscribe to updates

Organising an event?

Are you organising a Festival of Archaeology event?

Register here to upload details of your event, or to edit an existing event's details.