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Festival of British Archaeology 2011

posted 24 Jan 2011, 13:16 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 1 Feb 2016, 15:01 ]
Registration is now open for events for the Festival of British Archaeology. 

Whether you’re a local community archaeology group, a university department, a heritage centre or a national museum, you are invited to hold an event as part of the Festival of British Archaeology 2011 (16–31 July) and help us in our aim of providing archaeology for all! 

Each year the Festival showcases the very best of archaeology, by presenting hundreds of special events organised and held by museums, local societies, national and countryside parks, universities, and heritage organisations across the UK. The Festival presents everyone with opportunities to learn about their local heritage, to see archaeology in action, and to get involved. 

Events ranging from excavation open days and behind-the-scenes tours to family fun days, hands-on activities, guided walks, talks and finds identification workshops take place all over the UK during this special fortnight 

There are plenty of opportunities for you to take part in the Festival of British Archaeology. Events are held at a huge variety of venues, with a vast array of formats and themes. Holding events during this special fortnight presents an excellent opportunity for you to promote your work, engage with your local communities and help everyone to engage with archaeology and the wider historic environment. 

The Festival is coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology and is entirely reliant on the participation and support of heritage groups, societies and organisations around the UK. It runs for a fortnight from Saturday 16 to Sunday 31 July. 

Further information at