Archaeological fieldwork throughout Leicestershire

Festival of Archaeology 2018

May 20, 2018

The 2018 Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology has 80 events in Leicestershire and Rutland celebrating the rich and diverse heritage of the two counties.    The Festival Leaflet is available in Leicestershire, Rutland and neighbouring boundary areas via Libraries, Museums, hostelries and tourist venues and Information Centres.

Festival Programme in printer-friendly A4 in black and white text.  There are 10 pages to this document (as at 5th July 2018) though more may be added at the end if we get late items and changes (which will also be listed here on this page).  Events are listed and categorised as per the printed programme.  Suggest you download and then just print the selected page that you require.  A programme that is much easier to read than the printed one on the Festival page.  Festival 2018 Programme

Additional information since going to print:

18th July Walks around Buckminster and Sewstern.  Due to huge demand for this date a further date of Thursday 26th July, 10am Buckminster, 2pm Sewstern, has been arranged – see following link for details.

Walks 26th July Buckminster Sewstern

Leaflet for Hinckley Archaeological Society ‘Guided Walk through an Historic Landscape’, Saturday 28th July. 28 July Festival HASWalk

Tickets for Mathew’s ‘Revealing Greyfriars’ talk on 19th July are £4, tickets are available to purchase on the King Richard 3rd Visitor Centre website  or at the Visitor Centre. (added to entry in printer-friendly programme 15th June).

Tuesday 24th July.  Groby Old Hall tour.  The 2pm tour has sold out but an additional tour will take place at 11am on the same day.  Sign up now to book your place.  As the hall has just been sold we do not know if the new owners will allow tours in future years.  (added to entry in printer-friendly programme 26th June).

Thursday 5th July.  Events and contact information for Jewry Wall events is now not as printed in the programme due to unforseen circumstances.

Cathedral Tours.  You can pay for these on the door.  The pricing will be taken off the Eventbrite link.  You can also contact the Cathedral directly to book.

Cotesbach Trust Shawell Through the AgesCANCELLED due to unforseen circumstances and will be re-arranged for the autumn.  If you are interested please email and we will pass your message on to the organisers.

To download a copy of the actual Festival Leaflet  go to the main Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology Festival Page 

Building on recent public interest in Leicester’s archaeology, where the recent discovery of the largest and finest-quality mosaic found in over 150 years in Leicester attracted more than 5,000 visitors,   This year ULAS  will have the conserved mosaics from the Stibbe site on show at BBC Radio Leicester in Jubilee Square Monday to Friday  from 9th July.  Do go along and see it.