Festival of Archaeology
The annual celebration of archaeology will take place from 12-27 July 2014 with over 1000 events across the UK. Register your event now!
Be part of history
The world's largest celebration of archaeology always kicks off the summer holidays with plenty of ways to get hands-on with history. There's plenty to choose from for all ages and interests with over 1,000 events across the UK.
Search the online listings for what's on in your area. New events are being added every day.
Summer holiday fun
Enjoy archaeology with friends and family. Events include excavation open days, where you get to see archaeology in action, and community digs and archaeology days where you and your family can pick up a trowel and have a go yourselves. Access the latest discoveries in your area with behind-the-scenes tours and expert-led guided walks and experience life as an ancient Greek or Roman.
Read more on the Festival website
Follow the Festival
You don’t have to be an archaeologist to join in - the annual Festival of Archaeology gives you the opportunity to learn about your local heritage, see archaeology in action, and get hands on with history.
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Register your event
Anyone with an interest in the UK's heritage can register, from local societies, museums and community organisers to regional and national organistions and venues. Just register or download a form from our Festival website to take part.