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 Midlands | Nottinghamshire
Mon 17th Jul 2017 - Fri 18th Aug 2017
We Dig the Castle - Nottingham Castle's annual training excavation
We Dig the Castle is back for 2017 and is looking for members of the community who would like to experience hands-on-archaeology. We Dig the Castle offers anyone aged 14-plus the... [Read more]
North East | Northumberland
Sat 15th Jul 2017 - Sun 16th Jul 2017
South East | Isle of Wight
Sat 15th Jul 2017
Wales | Wrexham
Sat 22nd Jul 2017 - Sun 23rd Jul 2017
Channel Islands | Jersey
Mon 24th Jul 2017

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At ? Make sure you check out the amazing Hall while you're there. Imag… https://t.co/mQapwSilk4
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Will you be near Perth & Kinross this weekend? There are some amazing events for you to get involved with.… https://t.co/tfDh22MXnR
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RT : Join 50th birthday celebrations on Saturday, with free admission to the museum! Happy birthday :-)… https://t.co/G81NLQBLFb
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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

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