Festival of British Archaeology 2015

By The Engaging Places team | 16 July 2010 | Updated: 23 January 2015

An archaeological extravanganza is promised this summer, as the Council for British Archaeology’s (CBA) annual Festival of British Archaeology gets under way. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, the Festival will be the biggest ever UK-wide event focusing on archaeology, and with more events organised for the public to attend than ever before, it promises to be a fascinating fortnight for those inspired by the past.

Couple digging in sand pit.

Ceders Park © Enfield Archaeological society

All periods of history – and indeed, prehistory – can be experienced, and the Festival is truly nationwide, with events and activities right across the UK from the Scilly Islands to Orkney (and hundreds of places in-between!).

Girl holding a small monkey skull.

Monkey Skull © Museum of London

The Festival of British Archaeology is coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology and aims to give everyone an opportunity to learn more about the past and to encourage them to pursue this further. It is celebrated by both national heritage and conservation bodies such as the National Trust, English Heritage, the RSPB, Natural England, the National Parks and the British Museum, and by the hundreds of societies, community archaeology groups, museums and universities that champion the history on our doorsteps.

Full events details can be found on the Festival website.

Uncover the CBA’s teaching resources or learn about their Young Archeologists’ Club (YAC).

The 25th Festival of Archaeology will take place between the 11th - 26th July 2015 and registration is now open!

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