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Dig into the past at the 23rd Festival of Archaeology! Co-ordinated by the Council for British Archaeology, the Festival offers over 1,000 events nationwide, organised by museums, heritage organisations, national and country parks, universities, local societies, and community archaeologists. A small selection of these events is listed below. To find out more (more events are listing daily) please check:


Church Meadow excavation open day Sat 13th Jul 2013   South East | Surrey

An open day, in conjunction with Ewell Village Fair, giving you the chance to see the current season’s excavation in Ewell’s Roman settlement

Archaeology week at Tintagel Castle Sat 27th Jul 2013 – Sat 3rd Aug 2013   South West | Cornwall

It’s the Festival of Archaeology so join us for fun activities for the whole family. Get hands-on and discover more about the history of Tintagel through our experts and the fascinating artefacts uncovered here over the years.

Dig with us! Mon 15th Jul 2013 – Fri 19th Jul 2013 North East | Tyne and Wear

Newcastle University archaeologists and English Heritage will be excavating the 19th century forge workers cottages at Derwentcote Steelworks near Ebchester. Local volunteers (including accompanied children) are welcome to come along and dig with us: just turn up on whichever day(s) you choose.

Newbarns project archaeological excavation Sat 13th Jul 2013 – Sat 27th Jul 2013  Scotland | Dumfries and Galloway

Ancient burial site consisting of 3 Neolithic kerb cairns, adapted for later Bronze Age/Iron Age burials with settlement evidence from the Anglian and Medieval eras in the form of stonework. Contributions greatly received but no charge for entry or having a go.

Dorchester on Thames archaeological excavation open day Sat 20th Jul 2013  West Midlands | Oxfordshire

Learn more about the site of the Roman small town at Dorchester on Thames. Bring artefacts you may have found in your own garden to be identified and see the objects we have excavated. Take a site tour with the Director and see what we have been digging.

The Anglo-Saxons in the North Sat 2nd Mar 2013 – Tue 31st Dec 2013   North East | County Durham

The Anglo-Saxons in the North A small display in the Streatlam Galleries from March to December 2013, will highlight the Anglo-Saxon collections at The Bowes Museum, in celebration of the Lindisfarne Gospels in the North East.

Archaeology discovery day   Sun 28th Jul 2013  South West | Gloucestershire

Archaeological skills/hands-on activity. Join us for a day of discovery! Visitors will get the chance to learn more about the excavations in Dr Jenner’s Garden. There will be talks about the finds excavated from the garden and there will be some finds on display. Plus sandpit digs, finds cleaning and even finds identification. There will be tours of the site through the day and all visitors get to see the museum exhibits about Edward Jenner – passionate not only about medicine but also geology and fossils!

Medieval mysteries Thu 25th Jul 2013 Wales | Caerphilly

A day of hands-on art, craft and traditional skills, activities, tours, and talks


Archaeology in the Community (AITC) will be running events with young people to coincide with Festival of Archaeology. Please check them out at

More to come, later this week!


June 2013

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