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

South East | Buckinghamshire
Sat 29th Jul 2017 - Sun 30th Jul 2017
Medieval England at chiltern Open Air Museum
Learn about life in a medieval household, meet costumed re-enactors and cheer for your favourite knight in the tournament at this fantastic living history event at chiltern Open... [Read more]
East | Norfolk
Various dates (see below)
West Midlands | Warwickshire
Mon 5th Jun 2017 - Fri 21st Jul 2017
Wales | Newport
Wed 26th Jul 2017 - Thu 27th Jul 2017

Twitter feed

5 hours 37 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
7 hours 56 min ago
Or how about a visit to a restored townhouse? https://t.co/QRjpBq6F5H
7 hours 57 min ago
Fancy going on a over ? What not head down to Bosworth https://t.co/U5REuNMTL5
1 day 5 hours ago
1 day 5 hours ago
in are excavating a Late Bronze & Iron Age enclosure. Why not join their field school… https://t.co/trpOUVrOB8
1 day 6 hours ago
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RT : 'll be starting their exciting programme tomorrow! Don't miss out! https://t.co/RgJf6oOBCy

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