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Find out what's going on near you during the Festival of Archaeology!

Use the form on the left to search all our events nationwide. Choose from over 1,000 events across the UK hosted by more than 400 organisers. You can sort your search by region, keyword (including county), event period or type.

The Festival is a huge celebration of our incredible history here in the UK, and you don't have to be an archaeologist to join in. It's a chance for everyone to explore and uncover the past, see archaeology in action, and bring the history on your doorstep to life. We look forward to seeing you there.


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Back from a brilliant CBA Members trip to Suffolk!
6 hours 25 min ago
ASPECTS OF PRE-HISTORY IN SOUTH-EAST ENGLAND, a tribute to the late Professor Peter Drewett. Saturday 1st... http://t.co/DgvPkObIY5
6 days 12 hours ago
Tomorrow is International Archaeology Day! Have a look at the ArchaeoMadness competition!... http://t.co/kLujYnmqiw
1 week 6 days ago
Ongoing tours at Union Chapel, London, due to their popularity during the Festival of Archaeology! Further... http://t.co/3TIXnbm0Sj
2 weeks 1 day ago
Hello Festival organisers! It is the 25th Festival of Archaeology next year! What shall we do to celebrate? Who... http://t.co/wKBOAZZhYe
3 weeks 10 hours ago
Walt Whitman?
3 weeks 11 hours ago
RT @NTS_archaeology: @FestivalofArch Obviously: The archaeologist's spade delves into dwellings vacancied long ago, -W.H. Auden #Archaeolo