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Festival of Archaeology

The Festival showcases the very best of archaeology, with special events right across the UK, organised and hosted by museums, heritage organisations, national and countryside parks, universities, local societies, community archaeologists, Young Archaeologist's Clubs and youth groups.

Children at St Mary's Abbey, York

Festival of Archaeology 2019

We are delighted to announce the 2019 Festival of Archaeology dates are the 13 - 28 July.

Following a year off in 2018, the 2019 Festival of Archaeology will be back bigger and better, and will form part of the 75th anniversary of the Council for British Archaeology.

We will be launching the new website in January 2019 and will be sharing more details of the 2019 Festival of Archaeology over the coming weeks. 

Festival events

In 2017 over 1,000 events were put on by 318 organisers across the UK and we want to build on this success for 2019.

Find out more about previous Festival events by downloading the 2017 Festival of Archaeology booklet.

Festival of Archaeology 2017 BBC History booklet (6.6M, .PDF)
Festival of Archaeology 2017 BBC History booklet

Hands on fun

Archaeology all year round

If you enjoy the Festival, why not keep up with the latest in archaeology, and get more involved, by joining the CBA, the established voice for archaeology here in the UK.

Membership benefits include British Archaeology magazine in print and online, member newsletters and publications, offers, and invitations to join fellow members and archaeology experts at our special events and weekends.

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