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WOW! Chance to win tickets to some amazing sites this summer with the Young Archaeologists Club!...
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Immerse yourself in Victorian life in Buckinghamshire this July. One of the hundreds of fab events coming up this...
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Your chance to visit a Martello Tower on Jersey. Get 20th July down in your diary!...
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So many fabulous festival events happening in Leicestershire this year. Here's a prime example, but check our...
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Great looking schedule for half term. How's your planning going?
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Great to see so many of Arch sites on this list. See our website for great events.
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RT : Morning excavation underway- happy sieving!


Thu 2nd Jul 2015, 10:22am

Mineology! Get Minecrafting this summer to celebrate the 25th Festival of Archaeology! 

To celebrate an amazing summer of archaeology, we’re running a fantastic Minecraft competition! Build your own real life heritage or archaeological site in Minecraft and...

Fri 9th Jan 2015, 10:21am

The Church Meadow Open Day took place on a sunny 12th July 2014. It was run at the  end of the second week of a three excavation as part of the Festival of Archaeology in conjunction with Ewell Village Day. More than 200 people visited the excavation on the outskirts of the Romano-British...

Tue 29th Jul 2014, 12:33pm

Come along to the ‘Dig Whitehawk’ Site Open Day, Whitehawk Hill, Saturday 23 August 

2014, 11am-5pm. Displays, demonstrations and activities. View our community excavation and join in tours of the monument.
The event is running as part of the Heritage...

Tue 29th Jul 2014, 10:18am

Are you coming to the Llŷn Peninsula on holiday in 2014? Do you live here? If so, get your camera out and visit our heritage sites!

You can be part of a...

Pendinas hillfort walk
Sat 27th Jul 2013, 3:19pm

Another successful Festival of Archaeology has almost come to a close and dates have been set for our 24th annual event - 12-27 July 2014. We still have ongoing activities after 28 July this year, so check out our website What's On section for further details of opportunities to...

YAC Attack Rock Art
Sat 27th Jul 2013, 3:02pm

Rock art is one of the most poignant forms of archaeological evidence. Rock art can be described as any human-made markings on natural stone, whether carved or painted. There are two different types of rock art: petroglyphs are carved into stone surfaces, whereas pictographs are rock and cave ...

YAC attack instruction for an Egyptian death mask
Fri 26th Jul 2013, 5:00pm

Another activity involving papier mache - this time it's an Egyptian death mask. You can go wild with gold paper and colourful paints with this very hands-on project.


Dyyfryn Lane: Prehistoric ritual complex including a henge and ring ditches.
Thu 25th Jul 2013, 11:49am

We've had lots of hot weather recently and the dry ground often reveals archaeology which can be seen without digging or geophysics. Agricultural crops can often create the same effect. Today's Young Archaeologists' Club activity requires a bit of time to come to fruition, but the waiting can...

Medieval stone head from Bardney Abbey
Thu 25th Jul 2013, 11:33am

More Festival events are being added to the listings for the final days of the Festival. Crossrail will be holding an Open Weekend at Stepney Green on 27-28 July where they are hoping to uncover a Tudor manor moat. Keen walkers can join a moorland guide from Hound Tor car park on Dartmoor for a...

YAC Attack Lost Wax Casting Activity Instructions
Wed 24th Jul 2013, 12:23pm

Lost wax casting is a process that has been used for many thousands of years to create objects made of metal. It has enabled people around the world to make elaborate and beautiful objects out of metals such as bronze, brass and even gold. We've put together a simple and slightly messy...