Archaeological fieldwork throughout Leicestershire

Festival of Archaeology

Past to Life

Vikings – Festival launch

Castle Park Walk

Castle Park Walk

Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology 2017

Saturday 15th July to Sunday 30th July

Take part in the UK’s largest archaeology festival and help Bring Our Past to Life!  The two-week long Festival, part of the Council of British Archaeology’s nationwide Festival of Archaeology 2017, once again proudly offers the biggest programme of events anywhere in the UK.

Between Saturday 15th and Sunday 30th July 80 events were held across Leicestershire and Rutland celebrating the rich and fascinating archaeological heritage of the two counties.  The programme is packed with family friendly activities, guided walks, talks, displays and have-a-go events.  There are displays, talks, family friendly events, have a go events and, of course, guided walks.

If you wish to get a programme leaflet posted to you please email us using the contact page from this website.

This is the Festival PDF leaflet. Festival 2017 Programmev4 (version 4 – 19th July 2017 with additional events at end and other amendments made).  It is in a different format to the leaflet and comprises 10 pages of A4, mostly black and white printing apart from headings.  The Events are listed in date order under sub-headings as per the main leaflet.   Also downloadable as a PDF page here Festival additional & changed


All the events are also on the national Archaeology Festival website run by the Council for British Archaeology.  Here you can also find events that are happening in all the UK on a county basis.  You can also find events on the new mobile app website from the CBA