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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 2018

Saturday 30th June to Sunday 29th July

Take part in the UK’s largest archaeology festival and help Bring Our Past to Life!  Although the Council for British Archaeology Festival nationally will take place during the last week of July the Leicestershire Archaeology Festival this year will have events over a four week period enabling people who are away for part of July to attend events.

In 2017 between Saturday 15th and Sunday 30th July over  80 events were held across Leicestershire and Rutland celebrating the rich and fascinating archaeological heritage of the two counties.  The programme was packed with family friendly activities, guided walks, talks, displays and have-a-go events.  There were 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   www.festivalofarchaeology.co.uk