Festival of Archaeology 2015

The 25th Festival of Archaeology 2015 runs from 11-26 July! 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

Venue Type:

Campaign or initiative, Festivals

Opening hours

See website for details.

Admission charges

See website for details.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

The landscape around Long Ashes

  • 4 — 26 July 2015 *on now

A display by Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group presenting aspects of archaeological and historic interests in and around Long Ashes.

Since formation, the Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group have, amongst many diverse projects, spent time surveying, studying and recording a wide range of features within the valley of the river Wharfe.

This year to celebrate their tenth birthday, rather than focusing on a single subject for their annual Festival of Archaeology display, the group are presenting material highlighting the rich diversity of features within a three kilometre radius of the Long Ashes Leisure Centre in Threshfield.

From lead mines to limestone, colliery to kiln, settlement to woodland and from houses to prehistory, this display illustrates some of the richness and diversity of archaeology and heritage of all periods.

Light refreshments are available on site.

Where

Long Ashes Leisure Park
Threshfield
Nr. Grassington
Yorkshire
BD23 5PN
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1989

Roman exhibition at St Peter's Church, Mancetter

  • 11 July 2015 11am-4pm

Come and join us at St Peter's Church to learn about Mancetter's history. There will be an exhibition of Roman artefacts from the local area.

Exhibitors:
Roman Soldier
Queen Boudica (Talk at 13:00)
Life in Roman times
Slide shows

Children's activities
Refreshments available

Where

St Peter's Church
The Green
Mancetter
Atherstone
Warwickshire
CV9 INZ
England

Admission

Adults £2
children free

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1963

Stanford in the Vale archaeology and history pop-up museum

  • 11 July 2015 10am-5pm

Come and see displays on the history and archaeology of the village of Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire, from the Mesolithic to Modern periods in our pop-up museum in the village church on Saturday 11th July 2015.

Explore the current findings from the Archaeological Research Project undertaken in the village since 2008, including evidence for a Roman settlement, large Saxon village, and the growth of the settlement into a town during the medieval period and then its subsequent collapse into a village by the end of the 14th century. The museum will include finds material on display which have been recovered from excavations in the village.

Where

St Denys Church
Church Green
Stanford in the Vale
Oxfordshire
SN7 8HU
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1965

1066 battle of Fulford, York

  • 11 — 26 July 2015

We hope to conclude the excavation of the ford which was at the heart of this important battle, and took place just 5 days before the battle at Stamford Bridge. We will have four trenches this year and welcome experienced and new archaeologists. We will be running separate training courses for adults and children furing the festival. The dig runs throughout the festival and will feature a Viking living history camp plus walks and talks.

Where

The satnav address is YO19 4QG and is on the playing field offite Fulford Cemetery.
Fulford
York
Yorkshire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/2007

Holme-on Spalding Moor community archaeology project exhibition

  • 11 July 2015 11am-2pm

An opportunity to catch up with the latest results of the HOSM Community Archaeology Project which was started in 2014, with a look at how these results help to understand more about the heritage in the area.

Where

Holme-on-Spalding Moor Social Club
East Yorkshire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1985

Slaughterbridge dig 2015!

  • 11 — 26 July 2015

Visit the excavations of a deserted medieval settlement and a riverside garden and have a closer look! All welcome. Fun for all ages.

This year excavation work at Slaughterbridge continues on the deserted medieval settlement of Old Melorn and also on the 18th-century riverside garden of Lady Falmouth.

Participants will be drawn from the University of Winchester and the general public will have the chance to undertake some excavation, planning and finds processing.

Explore 13th century village ruins, 6th century remains and 18th century garden restoration.

Check out excavations, finds processing and more!

Overseen by Winchester University. All welcome. Fun for all ages. Previous finds on display/ exhibition. See website for more details. Members of CBA/ CAS and YAC free (bring proof!).

Where

The Arthurian Centre
Slaughterbridge
Camelford
Cornwall
PL32 9TT
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1804

A celebration of the work of the Ingleborough Archaeology Group

  • 12 — 24 July 2015

An exhibition of the excavations and survey work undertaken by the Ingleborough Archaeology Group on and around Ingleborough, Scales Moor and Kingsdale. Static displays of finds and survey work will be on display with group publications.

Where

Ingleborough Community Centre
Main Street
Ingleton
Yorkshire
LA6 3HG
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1691

Discoveries from the Burbage area

  • 15 July 2015 10am-4pm

Discoveries from the Burbage area from over the last half a millions years, including rock sundials that are 4 thousand years old and a rock map! Learn about local finds from Britain's oldest river, the 'Bytham River'. Details from a book by Nottingham University.

Where

Burbage Millennium Hall
Britannia Road
Burbage
Leicestershire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1988

Ticknall Pottery Display

  • 17 — 18 July 2015

Ticknall was an important pottery production centre from the 1300s to the 1800s. Over 30 production sites are known and have been excavated. A wide range of pots found on excavation of several sites will be on display as well as other finds. This will be held in Ticknall Methodist Chapel on Chapel street, which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. This delightful building (Listed Grade II) still has the original gallery upstairs and is well worth a visit in its own right.

Where

Ticknall Methodist Chapel
Chapel street
Ticknall
Derbyshire
DE73 7JY
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1817

Winnall Mill revisited

  • 18 — 19 July 2015 11am-4pm

A photographic display of excavations, finds and history. A guided walk to the mill remains. Refreshments at display area.

Where

Winnall Mill
Lincomb
Nr Stourport on Severn
Worcestershire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1987

Buckminster and Sewstern history exhibition

  • 18 July 2015 1:30-4:30pm

Two local history projects are currently underway in these villages, organised by Leicestershire Victoria County History Trust and Leicestershire and Rutland Gardens Trust.

Displays include some of the medieval pottery found at a grange site in the parish in 1967, Buckminster church before the Reformation, the first village school, details of the walled garden at Buckminster Hall, houses and people in Buckminster and Sewstern in 1910, details of airfields and the cold-war bunker in the parish, and the mystery of Sewstern’s vanished medieval chapel. There will also be a small hands-on activity for our younger visitors.

Where

Buckminster Village Hall
Buckminster
Grantham
Leicestershire
NG33 5SB
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1921

Tywardreath Priory project

  • 19 July 2015 11am-5pm

Come and visit our interactive exhibition focusing on recording the history and excavation of a Benedictine priory in Cornwall.

We are keen to see archaeological and historical investigations take place, not only to solve many unanswered questions about the priory, but also as a means of involving the community in an inclusive project.

Where

Newhouse Farm
Priory Lane
Tywardreath
Cornwall
PL24 2QF
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1782

Middlewich: ‘one of Cheshire’s most intensively investigated Roman Settlements’.

  • 24 July 2015 9:30am-5pm
  • 25 July 2015 9:30am-1pm

The Market Town of Middlewich has a long and spectacular history. We do not have a museum, objects are usually kept in storage, but for the Festival of Archaeology that will change.

Where

Middlewich Library
Lewin Street
Middlewich
Cambridgeshire
CW10 9AS
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1794

Lutterworth local history exhibition

  • 25 July 2015 1-4:30pm

An exhibition exploring the history of this south Leicestershire market town from the medieval period to the present day. Topics include Lutterworth’s churches and chapels, schools, pubs, early apprenticeships and shopping in the 16th and early 20th centuries. Part of the Leicestershire Victoria County History project.

Where

Hansom Room
Town Hall
Market Street
Lutterworth
Leicestershire
LE17 4EH
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1920

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Old Scatness broch and Iron Age village

  • 10 July 2015 10:15am-4:30pm
  • 17 July 2015 10:15am-4:30pm
  • 24 July 2015 10:15am-4:30pm
  • 31 July 2015 10:15am-4:30pm
  • 7 August 2015 10:15am-4:30pm
  • 14 August 2015 10:15am-4:30pm
  • 21 August 2015 10:15am-4:30pm
  • 28 August 2015 10:15am-4:30pm
  • 4 September 2015 10:15am-4:30pm

The best preserved Iron Age village in Northern Europe: remarkable drystone buildings, including round houses and wheelhouses, surviving to head-height, with a broch in the centre of the village. On UK Tentative List for World Heritage status.

Open every Firday 10:15 - 16:30. Guided tours from knowledgeable guides/archaeologists, experimental reconstruction buildings, textiles room and visitor centre. (Bespoke tours available for booked groups).

Where

Old Scatness Broch and Iron Age Village
Virkie
Dunrossness
ZE3 9JW
Scotland

Admission

£5 adults
£4 children (standard group rate applies to booked groups)

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/2062

The New Vic hoard festival

  • 20 June — 25 July 2015 *on now

The New Vic Theatre's Hoard Festival will feature 22 stories all inspired by the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard in 2009. During the Festival you can join us to survey and excavate the gardens surrounding the New Vic, looking for artefacts from the past to create a display in the theatre. There are lots of activities to get involved with and we'd also like to hear what places you'd like to see investigated in the future!

Where

The New Vic Theatre
Etruria Road
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Staffordshire
ST5 0JG
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1977

CBA Festival Events in Jersey, Channel Islands

  • 4 — 26 July 2015 *on now

Saturday 4th July - Guided walk to Icho Tower and visit Le Hocq Round Tower and Havre des Fontaines barrel wells. Meet at Le Hocq slip at 1pm.

Saturday 11th July to Sunday 26th July- Investigation of a Gallo-Roman site in Grouville under the Direction of Mr. Robert Waterhouse FSA, for Members and students joining the Société Jersiaise. For registration email robert.waterhouse@societe-jersiaise.org

Saturday 11th July - Guided walk to La Cotte à la Chèvre, Fontaine Martin and Le Prévoté. Meet at Grosnez Car Park at 2pm.

Sunday 12th July - Guided walk to the Pinnacle and Canal de Squez. Meet at Batterie Moltke car park at 2pm. (The CIOS site will be open from 10.00)

Monday 13th July - Talk on Iron age and Gallo-Roman Jersey by Mr R. Waterhouse FSA in the Members' Room, Société Jersiaise, 7 Pier Road at 8pm.

Tuesday 14th July - Guided tour of the latest investigation of a Gallo-Roman site near Grouville Church. Meet at Churchyard at 2pm.

Wednesday 15th July - Guided visit to St. Saviour's Church. Meet inside lychgate at 5pm.

Thursday 16th July - Guided visit to St. Matthew's Church Millbrook (The Glass Church) and talk on the History. Meet at 7pm.

Friday 17th July - Guided Walk of historic St Mary. Meet at the Churchyard West Gate at 1.30pm.

Saturday 18th July - Beach walk visit fish traps in Le Saie harbour and Le Couperon Dolmen. Meet at slipway at Le Saie at 2pm.

Sunday 19th July - Guided walk Castel Sedament and Jardin d'Olivet. Meet at Jardin d'Olivet Car Park at 2pm.

Monday 20th July- Visit to Nicolle Tower and guided walk to Mont Ubé Dolmen and the Dame Blanche. Meet outside the tower at 1pm. Car parking in field.

Tuesday 21st July - Visit to Rozel Manor Chapel and gardens. Meet in drive at 5pm.

Wednesday 22nd July - Visit to La Rocque No 1 Conway Tower and battery including a talk on prehistoric archaeology in Grouville Bay. Meet at Seymour Slipway at 2pm.

Thursday 23rd July - "An Evening at La Hougue Bie" Talks throughout the evening 5.30pm to Sunset.

Friday 24th July - Talk on the latest on Palaeolithic Findings by the QEAJ research team in the Members' Room, Société Jersiaise, 7 Pier Road St. Helier at 8pm.

Saturday 25th July - Evening walk to La Cotte de St. Brélade with QAEJ Team Meet at Ouaisné slipway at 5pm.

Sunday 26th July - Guided walk at Câtel de Rozel. Meet at White Rock Trinity at 2pm.

Sunday 26th July - Open Day at Les Varines excavation site. Parking available at JCG Prep.and shuttle from La Hougue Bie.

Events are free except as stated. Booking not required. Enquiries: Société Jersiaise Office, tel. 01534 758314 or John Clarke, Chairman of the Archaeology Section, tel. 01534 873556. E-mail:info@societe-jersiaise.org Website: www.societe-jersiaise.org

Where

Various venues and meeting points
Jersey
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/2048

Entry to Grey Point Fort

  • 11 July 2015 10am-5pm
  • 18 July 2015 10am-5pm
  • 25 July 2015 10am-5pm

A chance to see a unique historic monument directly connected to the First World War, thought to be the best preserved 20th century coastal battery in the British Isles. Built between 1904-1907 Grey Point Fort was integral to defending Belfast from sea and air attacks during both World Wars.

Where

Grey Point Fort
Helen's Bay
Bangor
Northdown
BT19 1PU
Northern Ireland

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1826

Meillionydd excavation open days

  • 11 — 12 July 2015 11am-4pm

For the past five years Bangor University's School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology has been excavating the double ringwork enclosure of Meillionydd, near Rhiw, on the Ll?n peninsula in northwest Wales. This summer we will be excavating a densely built area of the settlement, which should reveal interesting features such as roundhouses.

Our open days will give you the chance to see for yourself how archaeological field work is conducted and join one of our free site tours (in Welsh or English) to find out more about the site. And while you are there why not grab a trowel and have a go in our trench yourself?

Where

52.829729,-4.641886
Gwynedd
Wales

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1779

Archaeology at Navan Centre and Fort

  • 11 — 26 July 2015

Join us at the Navan Centre and Fort, Armagh, as we allow the history of this rich, vibrant landscape to make memories which will last for years to come!

Each visit is so diverse as we offer a range of Summer activities which will let you experience first-hand life as a Celt. Like all of us, the Celts had various daily tasks to complete, this summer we are building a fence using the traditional methods of willow weaving and you can help with this.

Or use your cooking skills to try your hand at Celtic cookery, we could be cooking meat in the outdoor oven, or making cheese and bread. Which one will you have a chance to try?

Weave a piece of cloth and use your new found Celtic skills - every day at Navan is a different experience!

Our exhibition, audio visual show and guided tour to the Fort explains beautifully and comprehensively the history and archaeology which has gone into making this one of Ireland's most important Royal sites. The young at heart can take on the role of archaeologist as they delve into our archaeo-pit or lose themselves in our interactive archaeology room!

Family fun is bountiful at Navan this Summer, so visit and make this a Summer of great memories.

Where

Navan Centre and Fort
81 Killylea Road
Armagh
BT60 4AS
Northern Ireland

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1676

Cherhill Down and Oldbury Hillfort

  • 11 July 2015 10:30am-1pm

Join Rachel Foster from Wiltshire Council's archaeology service, for a guided walk around Cherhill Down, including an exploration of the impressive monument of Oldbury Castle Iron Age Hillfort. The walk will last for approximately 2 hours.

Where

The location is to the east of Calne
Wiltshire
SN11
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1972

Open weekend at Woking Palace

  • 11 — 12 July 2015 11am-5pm

Woking Palace is a significant medieval and Tudor moated site in Old Woking, Surrey. The Crown held the manor before the Norman Conquest and in 1189 Richard I granted the manor to Alan Basset. It then passed to the Despencer, Kent, and Holland families. It then passed to the Beauforts, becoming the main home for Lady Margaret Beaufort, Henry VII's mother. It became a large and important palace both owned and visited by royalty including Henry VII, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.

There will be handling collections and fascinating finds displays illustrating what has been discovered about the Palace and its site over recent years’ excavations.

This is a great opportunity for members of the public to enjoy the site in its beautiful riverside setting. Volunteer guides will lead tours around the eight acre moated site (last tour at 16.00) and help visitors interpret the various displays showing the development of this highly important site in medieval and Tudor times.

You will also be able to find out more about the Heritage Lottery Funded grant awarded to Friends of Woking Palace to carry out a very exciting three year project called “Woking Palace and its Park” – including a wide range of community activities throughout each year and this season’s excavations from 7th to 25th September, including how you can participate in ‘Dig for a Day’ and ‘Finds processing’ days.

Today Woking Palace is a beautiful peaceful site hidden away in the countryside.

So come along and learn more about the local and natural history of your local heritage and the opportunities you have to take part in this year's activities.

On both days there will also be free guided walks to Woking Palace via the historic areas of Old Woking, starting from St Peters Church at 14.00. Please phone 07722 299026 to book a place.

Where

Woking Palace
Woking
Surrey
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1605

Hands on heritage family day at Iken campsite, near Snape

  • 11 July 2015 10am-4pm

A chance for families to spend the day in our Iron Age 'village' trying different workshops that will take them into the past. Try your hand at weaving, prehistoric lamp making, shell necklaces, whittling, making fire and much more. Iron Age/Roman lunch and refreshments available from our kitchen.

Where

Iken campsite, near Snape
Suffolk
England

Admission

Cost for the day £7.50 per person. Family ticket (max 4) £25.00.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1906

Bringing local history alive at St. Mary's Church, Rickinghall Inferior

  • 11 July 2015 10am-4pm

Displays and talk including launch of new book on schools in Botesdale, Redgrave and Rickinghall. Census for these villages and profiles of men on war memorial. Churchyard survey. Identification of finds by professional archaeologist from the portable Antiquities Scheme. Sales of ten books already published on these villages.

Where

St. Mary's Church
Rickinghall Inferior
Bury Road
Rickinghall
Suffolk
IP22 1HA
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1777

What lies beneath Coalbrookdale's Playground? Phase One: Geophysics

  • 11 — 12 July 2015 12-4pm

Come and watch the Ironbridge Archaeology Volunteer Group carry out a geophysical survey at the Cherry Tree Hill Playground in Coalbrookdale. The results of the survey will inform targeted excavations in the area by the group during the week beginning 20 of July. The excavations will also be open to the public as part of the Festival of Archaeology.

Where

Cherry Tree Hill Playground
Coalbrookdale
Telford
Shropshire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1969

Moor Pond Wood archaeology

  • 11 — 12 July 2015

Excavation of 18th century water system. Visitors can come and have a look at the sluice that has been excavated already.

Where

Moor Road
Papplewick Lane
Nottinghamshire
NG15 8EP
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1727

Prehistory of Lincolnshire, a talk by Dr. Kevin Leahy

  • 11 July 2015 2-4pm

Prehistory is now, for the first time, to be included in the National Curriculum but the notes given to teachers suggest that there is no Prehistory in Lincolnshire, it's all in Wiltshire, Dorset and on Orkney.

This is where the great monuments like Stone Henge and Maiden Castle stand, but we too have Prehistoric monuments, and Lincolnshire really comes into its own with the prehistoric objects that have been found.

In this lecture Dr. Kevin Leahy will explore the great Neolithic burial mounds of the Wolds, look at superb finds like the Iron Age shield from the river Witham and the Bronze Age boats from the river Ancholme
all of which present an exciting story of the remote past.

Where

Franklin Hall
Halton Road
Spilsby
Lincolnshire
PE23 5LA
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1637

A guided walk around Ratby conservation area

  • 11 July 2015 2-4pm

Join Doug Harwood of Ratby Local History Society for a guided walk around 'Ratby Conservation Area' . The walk will be moderately hilly in places. All ages welcome.

Where

Ratby Parish Church
Church Lane
Ratby
Leicestershire
LE6 0JF
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1901

Guided walk of Bradgate Park Excavations

  • 11 July 2015 2-4pm

Visit the University of Leicester excavations in Bradgate for the end of season tour with archaeologists, Dr. Richard Thomas and Peter Liddle. This will be a chance to find out all that has been learned this year – the first season of a 5 year programme.

Where

Bradgate Park
Newtown Linford car park
Leicestershire
LE6 0HB
England

Admission

Adults:£3
children free. Car parking £3.00

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1838

Tours of the Townmill, Lyme Regis

  • 11 — 26 July 2015

The Townmil, Lyme Regis dating from 1340, was restored and opened to the public in 2001. Visitors can now take tours of the mill and interact with the miller as he grinds the organic wheat and produces the stoneground flour. For The Festival of Archaeology additional tour guides, with a specialist interest in archaeology, will be provided.

Where

The Town Mill
Lyme Regis
Dorset
DT7 3PU
England

Admission

By suggested donation of £2.50 per adult and £1 per child

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1699

Appleby-in-Westmorland archaeology project

  • 11 — 26 July 2015

The Appleby-in-Westmorland archaeology project is a community archaeology project focused on the early history of the former county town of Westmorland in Cumbria. Research activities will include a programme of documentary research, survey and archaeological investigation, undertaken primarily by volunteers as a series of mini-projects. The research will be developed using specific themes, focused on different periods of the town’s history including the medieval planned town, the possible early-medieval settlement and the archaeological evidence for Roman activity. The project is being managed by the Appleby Archaeology Group.

Where

Centre 67 Community Centre
Chapel Street
Appleby
Cumbria
CA16 6QR
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1659

Farmers and fogous - prehistoric secrets of the Lizard

  • 11 July 2015 10:30am-5pm

Visit the ongoing excavations at the Bronze Age and Iron Age site at Boden on the Lizard Peninsula. Walk inside the rediscovered Iron Age 'fogou', one of Cornwall's unique souterrains. Those who want to get their hands dirty can have a go at excavating! The finds from the excavation will be also on display. Meet the project team and bring along your finds to be identified by Anna Tyacke, Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Liaison Officer for Cornwall.

Where

Boden Vean, Manaccan, Lizard Peninsula
Cornwall
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1712

Joy of maps: fingertip history with VITAL MINDS, Crewe

  • 11 July 2015 10am-3pm

What can old maps really tell us? How do they reveal contemporary worldviews? Join our hands-on morning workshop to explore and interpret the many ways of labelling landscapes. Informal and fun, for anyone with an interest in the past. Find out how local areas changed over time. Compare Roman route-ways, growth of towns, or elegant illustrations. It’s history, spread out at your fingertips.

Where

VITAL MINDS Lifelong Learning
1st Floor, Belong Crewe, Brookhouse Drive
Crewe
Cheshire
CW2 6NA
England

Admission

£7.50 including light refreshments.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1791

West Wickham dig2

  • 11 — 12 July 2015 10:30am-4pm

Volunteers will be excavating up to six test pits and processing finds in two field sites on the edge of the village. This is a continuation of a project to discover more about the medieval settlement of the village. There will be a small display about the 2013 Big Village Dig.

Where

Balsham Road
West Wickham
Cambridgeshire
CB21 4RZ
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1648

Festival of Archaeology 2015 at Cedars Park

  • 11 — 12 July 2015 11am-4pm

Come and see the glorious past of Cedars Park uncovered on the site of Theobalds Palace, James I's favourite residence. Enfield Archaeological Society will be excavating for the second year on an Elizabethan/Jacobean loggia attached to the great garden. A loggia was an ornate Italian building at the height of the architectural fashion of the 16th and 17th century, and a great place for al fresco dining, gaming and courtship - and perhaps the odd clandestine meeting. What will come to light this year?

Where

Cedars Park
Theobalds Lane
Cheshunt
Hertfordshire
EN8 8RU
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1716

Archaeology Taster Weekends at Copped Hall

  • 11 — 12 July 2015 9am-5:30pm
  • 18 — 19 July 2015
  • 25 — 26 July 2015

A first taste of excavation on a “live” site for absolute beginners – introduction to methods of archaeological investigation, supervised digging, finds and post-excavation procedures.

Admission

£50 per person per weekend. Attendees under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult who is also signed up for the weekend.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1665

Wales Powys History and Heritage Archaeology Festival of Archaeology 2015

  • 12 July 2015 11am-4pm

Come and join Jenny Hall & Paul Sambrook of Trysor for a moderate 4.5 mile walk exploring the archaeology along the "Monk's Trod" between Pont ar Elan and the upper Hirin valley. Whilst stretching our legs and having a chat, we'll also be looking at traces of people who knew the area long ago including part of a remarkable First World War military firing range, used on the eve of the outbreak of the conflict over a hundred years ago.
Please bring stout footwear, waterproofs and a packed lunch. No dogs please but accompanied children very welcome.

Where

Car park at Pont ar Elan (NGR 903716)
Powys
Wales

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1654

Rhuddgaer excavation open day, nr Dwyran, Anglesey

  • 12 July 2015 10:30am-4pm

Guided tours of the community excavation of a medieval site being undertaken by volunteers will be led by Gwynedd Archaeological Trust (GAT) and Bangor University archaeologists.
Information regarding the archaeology of the area, the work undertaken by GAT and how people can get involved in GAT activities will be available. There will be some archaeological activities directly related to the excavation suitable for families. There will be no excavation volunteer opportunities on the open day itself
volunteer places will be advertised and allocated in advance with priority given to local residents.

Where

Rhuddgaer
Dwyran
Anglesey
Wales

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1671

Lawnswood Cemetery, Leeds: its variety, history and recent changes

  • 12 July 2015 11am-12:30pm

A guided walk around the Grade 11 listed buildings and landscaping of this Romantic cemetery, dating back to 1875. See the contrast of styles and a get a glimpse into the history of Leeds itself. Anticipated to last about 90 mins, with few seats and in places, uneven paths...wear suitable shoes.

Where

Lawnswood Cemetery car park
Adel
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS16 6AH
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1827

In the Footsteps of the Romans, the Milestone Society's "Crossing the Pennines" Heritage Trail

  • 12 July 2015 1-4pm

Following in the footsteps of the Romans and the Packhorse drivers, a picturesque linear walk on country lanes, footpaths and tracks, approx 3 miles, interpreted by Nick Brook of Huddersfield and District Archaeological Society, as part of the Milestone Society's "Crossing the Pennines" Heritage Trail celebrations in the Yorkshire Colne Valley.

Suitable for families with children over 8 - not for the mobility impaired or buggies, sorry! Sensible footwear, a drink and a snack required.

Where

Meet at 13.00 in the Old Bank Carpark, Slaithwaite, to catch a coach to the start point, the Lower Royal George on New Hey Road
West Yorkshire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1708

Kenilworth Abbey ruins guided walk

  • 12 July 2015 3-4pm

St. Mary's Augustinian Abbey ruins brought back to life on a guided walk - hear the words of Canon John Strecche, a 15 Century writer who lived and worked at the Abbey.

Where

Kenilworth Abbey Ruins
Abbey Fields
Kenilworth
Warwickshire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1672

Archaeological open day at the National Herb Centre, Warmington

  • 12 July 2015 11am-5pm

There will be a video loop giving details of the excavations to date, guided tours of the dig site, and an opportunity to meet the archaeologists leading the excavation. There will also be displays by other local organisations.

Where

The National Herb Centre
Banbury Road
Warmington
Warwickshire
OX17 1DF
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1759

Iron Age roundhouse open day, Calverton

  • 12 July 2015 1-4pm

Learn about life in the Iron Age in a full size reconstructed roundhouse. Compare life in a recently completed Romani-British house, 1st Century AD.

Where

Woodview Farm
Mansfield Lane
Calverton
Nottingham
TIG14 6HP
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1692

Experimental archaeology at the Bradford Kaims: hot stone brewing

  • 12 July 2015 10am-4:30pm

Join us for a day at the Bradford Kaims wetland site. Participants will be given trench tours as well as taking part in the brewing of prehistoric-style beer.

The site is located on the margin of a former lake, now infilled by peat and covered by pasture. The site has numerous examples of burnt mounds of Neolithic to Bronze Age date as well as a preserved timber platform that we believe dates back to the very early Neolithic.

Where

Belford
Northumberland
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1993

Rock art walk in Nidderdale

  • 12 July 2015 1-4pm

Dr Keith Boughey leads this fascinating two-part walk to find hidden prehistoric carvings in Nidderdale. Part one is a moderate 3 mile walk and this will be followed by a brief car journey to Heyshaw Moor for a further short walk.

Where

Pateley Bridge Showground Car Park
Pateley Bridge
Harrogate
Yorkshire
England

Admission

£5 per adult, under 16s free.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1625

Setting up camp - Roman style

  • 12 July 2015 10am-2:30pm

A fun discovery day from 10.00 - 14.30 for children aged 6 to 11. Attendees will learn what it would have been like to be a Roman solider including setting up camp and finding food.

Limited spaces available so please call 01507 609740 to book your child's place. The event will be held at the Classroom in the Woods in Ashby cum Fenby, directions given at time of booking.

Where

Organised by Down Your Wold
Venue address, including postcode starting point given at time of registration.
Lincolnshire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1895

A walk to Old Hays Moated Site Ratby

  • 12 July 2015 2-4pm

Join Doug Harwood of Ratby Local History Society for a landscape history walk from the Plough Inn, Ratby to Old Hays moated farm. Moderately hilly.

Where

Plough Inn
Burrough Road
Ratby
Leicestershire
LE6 0XZ
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1902

Owston Abbey guided walk

  • 12 July 2015 2-4pm

Visit the Abbey church of Owston and then walk over the earthworks of Owston Abbey founded in the 12th century with archaeologist, Peter Liddle.

Where

Meet at Owston Church
Owston
Leicestershire
LE15 8DH
England

Admission

Adults £3, Children FREE

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1867

Saxon lands in Sittingbourne

  • 12 — 13 July 2015 10am-4pm

Overview of the excavations so far - visit flint walling/structure.
Take part in excavations.
Look at artefacts already found.

Where

Bredhurst
Kent
ME7 3JZ
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1687

Medieval activities at Octon Medieval Fayre

  • 12 July 2015 11am-4pm

From the creators of the Jorvik Viking Festival and in partnership with the Festival of Archaeology, join us for medieval themed activities at the Octon Medieval Fayre.

Featuring:

Have a go at archery
Birds of prey displays
Meet the Barber Surgeon
Craft activities
And more!

Where

Glebe Farm
Octon
Driffield
East Yorkshire
YO21 3EB
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1929

A conducted walk on the Caburn, East Sussex

  • 12 July 2015 10:30am-12:30pm

A local archaeologist will lead participants on this journey of discovery on one of the sites in East Sussex.

Where

Glynde Village
East Sussex
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1764

Durotriges project open day 2015

  • 12 July 2015 10:30am-4pm

Visit this years Bournemouth University excavation and see the most recent discoveries. Take part in a guided tour, meet the team and see the finds.
This excavation is revealing a great deal about the daily lives of the Durotriges, one of the Celtic tribes living in the area prior to the Roman invasion. The local brewery, chip shop and bakery based at the farm will also be open!

Where

Dig Car Park
North West Farm, West Street
Winterborne Kingston, North Down
Dorset
DT11 9AT
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1944

Middle Stone Age site open day Portland, Dorset

  • 12 July 2015 2-4:30pm

A guided tour of the world renowned Culverwell Mesolithic Site with explanation of the preserved stone floor, hearths etc. A guide book has been produced to accompany the tour.
Photographs of excavation phases and artefacts will be covered and leaflets and books are available to purchase.
This site is wheelchair accessible with free on-site parking for duration of your visit.

Where

Culverwell Mesolithic Site
Portland Bill Road
Dorset
Grid Ref SY685693
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1698

Boscawen-Un stone circle clear up

  • 12 July 2015 2-4:30pm

CASPN carry out monthly clear up at a variety of ancient sites. On Sunday July 12 we will be working at this wonderful stone circle. We will be scything the grass inside the circle and neatly trimming around the 19 stones, along with the central king stone that make up the circle.

Where

Boscawen-Un stone circle
off lay by on A30
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1640

Church town village trail at North Meols

  • 12 July 2015 2-4pm
  • 21 July 2015 7-9pm
  • 25 July 2015 2-4pm

This is a gentle hour-long stroll through this historic (ancient) village. Walkers will learn history and discover some of the areas hidden gems. the guide is knowledgeable and from a long line of North Meols residents.

Where

Walk starts at:
St. Cuthbert's Church
Churchtown
Southport
Lancashire
PR9 7NN
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1809

Gracedieu Priory history walk

  • 12 July 2015 3-5pm
  • 26 July 2015 3-5pm

Walk through the ancient Gracedieu woods under Charnwood Forest Railway, along part of the forest line canal and into the romantic ruins of Gracedieu Priory, a 13th Century nunnery.

Where

Meet at the Bull's Head
Thringstone Car Park
Leicestershire
LE67 8LR
England

Admission

£3.00 per person, children free.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1685

Summer school: mapping the Bronze Age at Castletown

  • 13 — 18 July 2015

A week of archaeological skills training and fieldwork forms the second phase of a four-week summer school, part of Castletown Heritage Society's new community archaeology project, A Window on the Hidden Bronze Age Landscape of Caithness.

Participants will learn how to create detailed and accurate records of the sites we find in the field, creating detailed survey plans and maps. Training will be given in a range of survey types, from manual taped offset and plane table survey up to hi-tech methods such as total station and GPS survey.

Where

Castlehill Heritage Centre
Harbour Road
Castletown
Caithness
KW14 8TG
Scotland

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1978

More archaeology adventures at Leiston Abbey!

  • 13 — 26 July 2015

DigVentures are running a two-week excavation among the mysterious Medieval ruins of Leiston Abbey. If you don’t quite fancy a day digging in the trenches with us, there’s plenty more ways to learn and explore.

Come on a tour

Take a walk around Leiston Abbey guided by one of our VIP archaeologists. On the tour, you’ll get to see the archaeologists at work and what they’ve found. You’ll also learn the bizarre story of the monks whose abbey that was flooded, moved, burnt down, rebuilt, and finally destroyed. You’ll also learn how to tell which bits were built when, and even how to spot potential archaeological features while they’re still underground! And if you’re lucky, you might just spot some Medieval graffiti…

Evening lectures

Fancy sticking around for a talk by some of the UK’s best-loved archaeologists? DigVentures evening lectures are open to everyone to attend. Talks timetable is yet to be released, but expect it to cover everything from archaeology and TV to medieval medicine. Check back in for the timetable soon!

Family fun!

Weekends are great for family fun! Get your hands on some finds, go on a Medieval graffiti hunt and even solve an archaeological mystery… so bring your detective hats – there’s some ancient clues to unravel!

Where

Leiston Abbey
Theberton
Leiston
Suffolk
IP16 4TD
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1740

Get digging at Leiston Abbey!

  • 13 — 26 July 2015

Have you always wanted to try archaeology? Well, now’s your chance to pick up a trowel, get in a trench and dig alongside some of the UK’s best-loved archaeologists!

DigVentures are running a two-week excavation among the mysterious medieval ruins at Leiston Abbey. It doesn't matter if you've never dug before, the DigVentures team will teach you everything you need to know. It’s your chance to learn real, practical field skills from the best!

Plus, you'll get to try out some of the latest tech and record your discoveries online, in 3D, for all the world to see! By joining us, you'll be taking part in a truly ground-breaking project. The only question now is… what will you find?

Where

Leiston Abbey
Theberton
Leiston
Suffolk
IP16 4TD
England

Admission

Leiston Abbey is a crowdfunded project and you can take part online from as little as £10. Reward levels for field experience will be released in April.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1739

Geophysical investigations at the Sir John Hunt Memorial Homes, Fulford, York

  • 13 — 17 July 2015

Working with archaeology students, Fishergate Fulford & Heslington Local History Society (FFH) are undertaking a geophysical survey of the extensive grassed areas around the Sir John Hunt Memorial Homes.

The area is close to Roman and medieval archaeology on the adjacent Connaught Court site, adjacent to St Oswald's Road. It is also adjacent to the Roman road to Selby and near the pre-Norman Church of St Oswald.

We need lots of people to help survey the area. No need to be a FFH member.

The project runs from Monday 13th to Friday 17th July.

Where

Sir John Hunt Memorial Homes
St Oswald's Road
Off Fulford Road
Fulford
York
Yorkshire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1967

English Heritage: national importance of archaeology found in the Lincolnshire Wolds

  • 13 July 2015 2-4pm

The Lincolnshire Wolds have been farmed and inhabited for millennia, each passing generation making the landscape in some way anew and finding new explanations for the remains left behind by those who went before. The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a landscape of national importance not least for its wealth of archaeological remains.

The better we can understand this resource and work with farmers, residents and visitors to preserve its significance in a productive and living landscape the greater will be the opportunities for future generations to explore and explain the heritage of the Wolds in new ways.

Join Tim Allan, Inspector of Ancient Monuments for English Heritage as he explores the national importance of the archaeology found within the Lincolnshire Wolds landscape in this special one off talk.

Where

Conoco Rooms
Louth Library
Lincolnshire
LN11 0LY
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1896

Holme-on-Spalding Moor community archaeology project talk

  • 13 July 2015 1-2pm

Illustrated talk, looking at the work and results of the test pits which have been dug around the village, and how these discoveries add to the known heritage in the area.

Where

Holme-on-Spalding Moor Social Club
East Yorkshire
England

Admission

£2.00 per person, includes refreshments

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1986

Newbarns excavation

  • 13 — 18 July 2015
  • 20 — 25 July 2015

Come and have a go at our ongoing dig at Newbarns. Or just wander and take the tour. We are working on pre-historic burials on 2 of 3 Cairns. Finds on show by arrangment.

Where

Newbarns Estate
Colvend
Dalbeattie
Dumfries & Galloway
DG5 4PY
Scotland

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1686

Discover a lost Skye settlement

  • 14 July 2015 10am-6pm

Highland Council's Countryside Ranger Service leads a guided walk to the fascinating peninsula of Rubh' an Dùnain on the Isle of Skye. Archaeologists say the abandoned settlement is an open time-capsule waiting to be examined.

Set against a backdrop of the majestic Cuillin mountains, the site shows evidence of continuous human habitation for more than 5000 years and contains a Neolithic burial chamber, Iron Age fort an an intriguing Viking-era canal. The event marks the launch of a new online information resource (www.macaskillsociety.org) to the area created by ancestors of the last MacAskill clan chief to live there.

Where

Car Park, Glen Brittle beach
Isle of Skye
Highlands
Scotland

Admission

£15.00 p/p. (£7.50, concession)

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1899

Behind the scenes tour at The Butts

  • 14 July 2015 2-3:30pm

A ninety minute tour behind the scenes. Handle real archaeological objects discovered in the county, see our conservator in action, and see some of the treasures in our archives, such as Shakespeare's marriage bond and a letter from The Titanic.

Where

Explore the Past desk
The Hive
The Butts
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 3PD
England

Admission

£5

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/2046

Walk over the prehistory of Nidderdale

  • 14 July 2015 10am-12pm

The walk will be over one farm and concentrate on its prehistoric features. An update on the HLF funded Prehistoric Nidderdale (Dacre parish) will be given.

Where

Road side Clocken Syke farm
Dairy lane
Dacre
Yorkshire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1797

Markfield village walk

  • 14 July 2015 7:15-8:15pm

This is a walk that takes us back through the geological and social history of Markfield. It will cover typical village life in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and how this was influenced by the geology, communications and landscape. Walkers will be able to see the recent success of turning the legacy of old quarry workings into a public amenity and nature reserve. The walk over Markfield Hill provides splendid views of Charnwood Forest and several neighbouring counties. There is some rough terrain and steep tracks. People are advised to use suitable footwear.

Where

Meet outside St Michael’s church on The Green
Markfield
Leicestershire
LE67 9WD
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1882

Maryport and its Roman altars: the Roman temples project, Maryport

  • 14 July 2015 From 6:30pm

A lecture in Durham by Professor Ian Hynes (Newcastle University) and Dr Tony Wilmott (English Heritage) about Maryport and its Roman altars: the Roman temples project, Maryport.

The 23 Roman altars dedicated to Jupiter and other Roman gods by the commanders of the Maryport forts - one excavated in 2012 - form an important part of the collection at the Senhouse Roman Museum. The information they provide is of international importance for the study of the Roman army and its religious practices. The commanders identified come from as far afield as Africa and, in some cases, we are able to establish their career histories, tracing their movements across the Roman Empire as they moved from posting to posting. This is the largest group of Roman military altars and inscriptions from any single find in Britain.

A team of archaeologists and volunteers led by professor Ian Haynes with site director Tony Wilmott are excavating on part of the Roman site at Maryport. The Roman Temples project is part of a five-year programme funded by Senhouse Museum Trust, with in-kind support from Newcastle University, designed to better understand the environment in which the altars in the Museum are displayed.

Where

Elvet Riverside block 2, Room 201
New Elvet
Durham
DH1 3JT
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1930

Poltesco - pilchards, mills and serpentine

  • 14 July 2015 1-3pm

Join the National Trust Ranger for a guided walk around the delightful Poltesco Valley on the east coast of The Lizard, now a wooded haven for wildlife, but once the centre of a thriving Victorian stoneware industry.

Where

Poltesco National Trust
Ruan Minor
Helston
Cornwall
TR12 7LR
England

Admission

£2.50 per person.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1795

Behind the scenes at York Archaeological Trust

  • 14 July 2015 10:30-11:30am, 2:30-3:30pm

A chance to visit the new York Archaeological Trust store for an insight into the work of the curatorial department. This one-hour tour of the premises will highlight some of the processes that go on behind the scenes, and will give the visitors the chance to see and handle some archaeological treasures not currently on public display. Suitable for over 12s.

Where

Archaeological Resource Centre
421 Huntington Road
York
Yorkshire
YO31 9HT
England

Admission

£4.00 Price includes hot drink refreshment.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1728

Before the Huguenots: the Charnel House in Spitalfields

  • 14 July 2015 6:30-8:30pm
  • 20 July 2015 1-3pm

This site tour, with Dr Jane Sidell, will outline the history of the 14th century Spitalfields Charnel House and its place within the Priory of St Mary Spital.

Where

Charnel House
1 Bishops Square
Spitalfields
Greater London
E1 6AD
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1767

Scilly through the ages

  • 14 July 2015 8:15-9:30pm
  • 21 July 2015 8:15-9:30pm

Find out about the archaeology and history of the Isles of Scilly at an illustrated talk by local archaeologist Katharine Sawyer.

Where

Methodist Hall
Church Street
Hugh Town
St Mary's
Isles of Scilly
England

Admission

Admission charge is £4.50 for adults and £2.00 for children aged 10 and over.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1619

Picture this / Dilyn y Llun

  • 15 July 2015 6-9pm

Walk in the footsteps of 18th century artist.

Taith gerdded yn olrhain rhai o arlunwyr y 18fed ganrif.

Where

Y Capel
Castle Street
Llangollen
Denbighshire
Wales

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1678

Discovering the slate industry of Wales

  • 15 July 2015 4:30-7pm

Talk and opportunity to view related original archive material, and the results of our latest research.
Dr David Gwyn, author of the Royal Commission's latest publication 'Welsh Slate, Archaeology and History of an Industry' will provide an overview of the industry from its Roman origins, through to its massive expansion in the nineteenth century, when as many as a third of all roofing slates produced worldwide came from Wales.

Where

CBHC/RCAHMW
Adeilad y Goron/ Crown Building
Plas Crug
Aberystwyth
SY23 1NJ
Wales

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1721

University of Reading archaeology field school

  • 15 — 25 July 2015

This is the first season of a 3-year research and training excavation led by the Department of Archaeology at the University of Reading. We will be investigating the prehistoric landscape along the Vale of Pewsey, between Stonehenge and Avebury, using the latest survey, excavation and scientific techniques. A number of different sites will be investigated, including Marden henge within the Hatfield Earthwork, a Neolithic enclosure and a Bronze Age barrow. The excavation will be directed by Dr Jim Leary, well known for his excavations at Silbury Hill, and co-directed by Amanda Clarke who directed the Silchester Field School. We are open to visitors every day but Friday during the excavation season.

Where

Hatfield Earthworks (Marden Henge)
Wiltshire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1651

Heritage walk at RSPB Forsinard Flows

  • 15 July 2015 2-4:45pm
  • 22 July 2015 2-4:45pm

Forsinard Flows is steeped in history, from the Brochs of our ancient ancestors to more modern clearance settlements. Join us on a walk through time to discover more about our wild past.
Meet at the visitor centre at Forsinard at 14.00.
Sensible clothes and footwear essential.

Where

RSPB Forsinard Flows Visitor Centre
Forsinard
Sutherland
KW13 6YT
Scotland

Admission

Members £3, non-members £5.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/2008

Dirlot Castle

  • 16 July 2015 12-2pm

As part of the Festival of Archaeology, RSPB Forsinard is holding a special guided walk to Dirlot Castle. Join us on a walk through time to learn about this Medieval Castle and the history of people living on the Flows.

Where

RSPB Forsinard Flows Visitor Centre
Forsinard
Sutherland
KW13 6YT
Scotland

Admission

Members £3, non-members £5.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/whatson/results

The Barnsley Canal

  • 16 July 2015 2:30-3:30pm

Talk by John Goodchild on the origins and history of this coal-carrying waterway. Illustrated with original documents and maps.

Where

Chantry Chapel Chantry Bridge
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1642

Discover Biscathorpe's layers of history

  • 16 July 2015 9am-12:30pm

Join Heritage Lincolnshire's Eloise Markwick at 9.00 on a walk to discover the secrets hidden in the landscape surrounding Biscathorpe, as well as visiting the deserted medieval village site.

This 6 mile walk is part of the 'Layers of History' project, headed up by Heritage Lincolnshire, where volunteers can learn to record and research Lincolnshire's archaeological sites to better understand and conserve them, thanks to Heritage Lottery funding.

To book your place please contact Heritage Lincolnshire on 01529 467499. A starting point will be given at the time of booking.

If you plan to attend one of our walks please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. The walks will not be suitable for pushchairs etc, due to several stiles. No age restrictions but parents should be aware that there are a couple of hills that may be difficult for children under 11. Steady walking, a couple of energetic rises
mostly tracks, some cross-field paths and some road walking.

Where

Organised by Down Your Wold
Venue address, including postcode starting point given at time of registration.
Lincolnshire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1897

Castle Hill archaeological project

  • 16 — 18 July 2015

Join project members for an archaeological excavation to find out about the history of the park. The park has links with the Knights Hospitallers, with Roman and pre-Roman finds having been uncovered and also features from the Victorian sewage works still visible. View the finds, visit the Hospitaller site on Castle Hill, see some of the ancient boundary ditches. Displays will show maps of the area from 1680’s through to the sewage works of the 1960s. Previous experience not necessary, but you must book to take part in any excavations

Where

Castle Hill Country Park
Astill Lodge Road
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE4 1EF
England

Admission

FREE (but CHAP would welcome donations on the day towards their costs)

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1871

The archaeology of the Oadby and Wigston area

  • 16 July 2015 2-3:30pm

Peter Liddle, of Leicestershire Fieldworkers, will explain in an illustrated talk what we know of the archaeology of the Oadby and Wigston area. There are Bronze Age burials, Roman farms and perhaps a Roman temple, Anglo-Saxon cemeteries and medieval villages amongst what has been found there. There will be the chance to handle some finds and meet members of the new Oadby and Wigston Fieldwork Group.

Where

Brock's Hill Visitor Centre
Washbrook Lane
Oadby
Leicestershire
LE2 5JJ
England

Admission

£3.50 per person £2.50 for Friends of Brock's Hill.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1842

Evington Moat guided tour

  • 16 July 2015 7-9pm

Join Peter Liddle to visit ‘Piggy’s Hollow’, one of the best moated site complexes in Leicestershire which includes the site of the manor house, fishponds and a mill dam next to Evington Parish Church, which will also be open. A hidden gem!

Where

Meet at the Church car park in the centre of Evington village
Leicestershire
England

Admission

Adults £3, Children FREE

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1839

Visit one of worlds first long steam railway tunnels 1832, Glenfield Village

  • 16 — 19 July 2015

Gr.II listed Stephenson built single track 1,796 yard long Steam Railway Tunnel, disused since 1966, owned by Leicester City Council and opened for the 2nd year by LIHS.

Pre- booking only,with a limited number of visitors, (including accompanied responsible older children, mornings only).The tunnel is dark & cold and no medical facilities, toilets or car parking are available on the site.

Visitors will be met at a pre-arranged location in the center of Glenfield Village & escorted 3/4 mile to the tunnel entrance via the original L&SR trackbed and a private estate. High power LED torches are recommended, stout footwear is mandatory. NOTE the two morning visits are limited to 100 yard access but the afternoon trips, IF CONDITIONS ALLOW, will take enthusiastic visitors 400 yards inside to the first large air shaft.This cannot be guaranteed.

For safety reasons, instructions by the LIHS stewards must be obeyed.

There are 4 trips per day for 4 days you to choose! and we suggest you a second choice time & date if possible.The two morning visits start at 10.00 and 11.30 and are limited to 100 yards access but if tunnel conditions are satisfactory on the day, the 2 afternoon trips, at 2.15 & 3.45 will be extended to 400 yards to the point where the first large construction/air shaft emerges through the tunnel roof & visitors can more readily appreciate the architectural grandeur. Further info for the 17 July day will be published ASAP. Access is limited, anyone with mobility concerns may contact the organiser to discuss limited access options.

Where

Glenfield Village
4 miles north of Leicester just off the A50
Leicestershire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1731

Festival of Archaeology at Staunton Harold

  • 16 July 2015 10:30am-12pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 17 July 2015 10:30am-12pm

After a short introductory talk in this unique family chapel (built as a challenge to Oliver Cromwell) we take a gentle stroll to the site of the deserted medieval village, then return past the hall with its own history, to view the ice house and dovecote within the original stables, now a delightful craft centre with a cafe and the loos.

Where

Staunton Harold Estate
Melbourne road
near Ashby- de-la- Zouch
Leicestershire
LE65 1RW
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1815

John Wycliffe talk and tour of St Mary's Church, Lutterworth

  • 16 July 2015 2-3:30pm
  • 21 July 2015 2-3:30pm
  • 25 July 2015 2-3:30pm

John Wycliffe, first translator of the Bible into English was Rector of St Mary's Church, Lutterworth from 1374 until his death in 1384. The event will comprise a presentation of the life & times of John Wycliffe followed by a tour of this fascinating Grade 1 listed church.

Where

St Mary's Church
Churchgate
Lutterworth
Leicestershire
LE17 4AN
England

Admission

£3 adults (donation). children free.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1641

Medieval Carvings in Leicestershire and Rutland

  • 17 July 2015 7:30-9pm

Bob Trubshaw, the organiser of the innovative Project Gargoyle which is recording all of Leicestershire and Rutland's medieval church sculpture, will show how the results of the Project shed light on the motifs and their meanings.

Where

St Peter's Church
Tilton on the Hill
Leicestershire
LE7 9LB
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1903

Guided walk of Breedon Hill and Church

  • 17 July 2015 2-4pm

Betty Cawte and Peter Liddle will guide you around the priory church which boasts one of the best collections of Anglo-Saxon carvings in the country. Also walk around the newly cleared banks of the Iron Age hillfort.

Where

Meet in the church car park on the top of Breedon Hill
Leicestershire
DE73 8HF
England

Admission

Adults £3, Children FREE

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1840

Penmaenmawr prehistoric bake off

  • 18 July 2015 10am-4pm

Nettle soup, anyone?
As part of the Festival of Archaeology, join our panel of judges as we choose the best prehistoric recipe made by the Ancient Arts team.

Where

Unit 4
New York Cottages Museum
Bangor Road
Penmaenmawr
Conwy
LI34 6LE
Wales

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1810

Unearthing the past at Llanllyr Abbey

  • 18 July 2015 11am-4pm

A family day out at the excavations at Llanllyr - learn about the excavations from the archaeologists, see the artefacts, have a go at craft activities, children's excavation, exhibitions and displays.

Where

Llanllyr
Talsarn
Lampeter
Ceredigion
SA48 8QB
Wales

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1772

Hands on heritage at Rhudlann Castle

  • 18 July 2015 10:30am-4pm

Join us for a fun, family-friendly Festival of Archaeology event.

Join County Archaeologist Fiona Gale on a guided tour to see and hear about the Edwardian and Norman castles in Rhuddlan.

See demonstrations of traditional crafts and have a go yourself at wool weaving, trebuchet making and family games.

Where

Rhuddlan Castle
Denbighshire
LL18 5AD
Wales

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1749

Fun in Rhuddlan Castle

  • 18 July 2015 10am-4pm

The event will include displays, handling collections and a variety of hands-on crafts and activities. Do you like creating virtual worlds? Join us during our Minecraft sessions to create a community castle.

Where

Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust
Hylas Lane
Rhuddlan
Denbighshire
LL18 5
Wales

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1657

Archaeology day

  • 18 July 2015 10am-5pm

The Big Dig' event is organised and facilitated by the School of Irish Archaeology (SIA) and will take place in Guildhall Square. This unique dig is a practical hands-on fun event for children. The workshop excavation will allow children to explore the world of archaeology and offers them the opportunity to experience what it would be like to be an archaeologist.

Archaeology Information Fair is an opportunity for members of the public to meet with various archaeology and heritage experts and learn more about the work they do and how they can become more involved with archaeology.

Lecture in the Tower Museum by Dave Atherton on the discovery of the Armada shipwreck 'La Trinidad Valencera'discovered by the City of Derry Sub-Aqua Club.

Where

Guildhall
Guildhall Square
Derry/Londonderry
BT48 6DQ
Northern Ireland

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/2070

Young Archaeologist's Club - Medieval Madness! It's a mini archaeologist's adventure!

  • 18 July 2015 10am-4pm

The archaeologists at Leiston Abbey have a 700 year-old mystery to solve, and they need YOU to help them gather as many clues as you can! Dig for real artefacts in real trenches, search through archives to find long-lost objects, hunt for ancient graffiti among the abbey ruins, and use the latest gadgets to update the archaeologists back at HQ and work out what it all means! It's real, hands-on archaeology!

Ages 6 -11. Bring your own grown-up. And a packed lunch - you're going to need it for such a big adventure!

Where

Leiston Abbey
Theberton
Leiston
Suffolk
IP16 4TD
England

Admission

£35 for a parent and child, £10 for each additional family member.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1776

The Archaeology of Bridgwater town

  • 18 July 2015 2-3pm

An easy 45 minute walk through Bridgwater's streets and alleys guided by BDAS Chairman David baker

Where

5 Blake Street
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA6 3NB
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1824

Emborough, Somerset Manor Farm excavation

  • 18 — 19 July 2015 9:15am-4:30pm

You will have an opportunity to join members of CAMP in some exploratory excavations to find evidence of medieval occupation near Emborough church and Manor Farm

Where

Manor Farm
Emborough
Somerset
England

Admission

£5 per day per head to cover costs for participants only.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1693

Westgate excavations, Oxford

  • 18 July 2015 10am-4pm

Come and see the excavations at Westgate! There have been many archaeological investigations in Oxford but these are the largest to date.

Oxford Archaeology with Laing O'Rourke and the Westgate Oxford Alliance (WOA) invite you to see what we are uncovering as it happens. Meet the site archaeologists. Learn how we work, look through microscopes and help survey the site. Get close to the finds and come and speak to our specialists.

Where

Westgate Archaeological Excavation
Old Greyfriars Street/Turn Again Lane
Oxford
Oxfordshire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1976

Discovering Dorchester 2015 open day

  • 18 July 2015 12:30-5pm

Come and see what the Dorchester on Thames excavations have revealed this year, with guided tours of the site, finds displays, and hands on activities for kids.

As we explore deeper into the 1st and 2nd centuries of the Roman town of Dorchester, we learn more and more about daily life in this busy walled town at the crossing point of a major Roman road over the River Thames. Displays at our Open Day will include backgrounds to the site and the wider region throughout history and prehistory, cases with some of our most exciting finds, and the opportunity to learn about and handle Roman pottery and to try your hand at finds washing. There will also be guided tours of the trench, hands on activities for younger ones, and maybe even the chance to taste some Roman bread!

Where

Dorchester on Thames Allotments
Accessed via Rotten Row
Dorchester on Thames
Oxfordshire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/whatson/results

Big village dig 2015 - North Duffield

  • 18 July 2015 10am-4pm

10 test pits will be dug in the gardens of residents, by the residents themselves in many cases, but with help from professional and experienced diggers.

Where

Various addresses around North Duffield. Event HQ on village green.
Yorkshire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1964

All Saints North Street - York's Finest Medieval Church

  • 18 July 2015 10am-5pm

10.00 Tour of the World Famous Stained Glass
11.00 The Archaeology of All Saints North Street, recent results, links with Robin Hood, and chance to visit Archaeology Live - the on-going work of The York Archaeological Trust in the Churchyard.

14.00 Medieval High Mass according to The Use of York (Latin - translations available)
16.00 p.m. Medieval tiles, including a chance to hear about the "New Medieval Style Tile Pavement" in the Lady Chapel, and purchase replicas.

Where

All Saints Church
North Street
York
Yorkshire
YO1 6JD
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1833

Swaledale big dig test pit weekend

  • 18 — 19 July 2015 10am-3:30pm

This event will provide insight into the exploration of the history of Reeth and other villages in Swaledale, by providing access to part of a programme with a goal of digging 60+ test pits in 2014-2015.

An information tent and display will also be erected on Reeth Green to provide more information about the site and project. Visitors may visit the tent and display as well as view the test pitting in progress!

Where

Reeth Green
Reeth
Swaledale
Yorkshire
Approximate Post Code DL116SE (Reeth Post Office on the Green)
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1780

Meet the millers, Holgate Windmill, York

  • 18 — 19 July 2015 11am-4pm

Come and meet the millers old and new at Holgate Windmill. Learn about their lives and work since 1770 in a new exhibition for 2015. Find out which miller built the mill, who made it taller and who died from breathing the flour dust. Also see the new millers in action producing stone ground flour in the traditional way.

Where

Holgate Windmill
Windmill Rise
Holgate
York
Yorkshire
YO26 4TX
England

Admission

Usual entrance fees apply Adults £3, children 5-18 years £1 (HWPS members free)

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1591

Open day at the Archaeology Live! training excavation at All Saints, North Street, York

  • 18 July 2015 12-4pm

We are pleased to announce that we’ll be opening our excavation up to the public on July 18th as part of the 2015 Festival of Archaeology! Working in conjunction with our hosts at All Saints Church, this will be an opportunity to explore the trench, meet the archaeologists and see the latest finds. Finds and features from the Roman period to the Victorian era will be on display. There will also be tours of the church that will provide fascinating insights into its history, architecture, archaeology and its nationally important stained glass. There will even be an authentic medieval mass.

The open day will be a chance to see behind the scenes of an archaeological excavation and to learn about the countless stories and events from this small corner of historic York. The trench will be open between midday and 4pm, times for the church tours will be announced in the near future. People of all ages are welcome and the trench is fully wheelchair accessible.

Where

All Saints Church
North Street
York
Yorkshire
YO1 6JD
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1592

Gargoyle hunting workshop

  • 18 July 2015 2-4pm

Bob Trubshaw, organiser of ‘Project Gargoyle’ will lead a fun 'Gargoyle Hunting Workshop' aimed at children of all ages. This will include drawing, writing poems, songs and stories and a chance to meet real medieval gargoyles!

Where

St Peter's Church
Tilton on the Hill
Leicestershire
LE7 9LB
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1904

Guided Walk through a local Prehistoric landscape at Hinckley

  • 18 July 2015 11am-2pm

Part of the Council for British Archaeology's Festival of Archaeology 2015

Where

Meet outside Manor Farm
Main Street
Frolesworth
Leicestershire
LE17 5EE
England

Admission

£2 per person and suitable for children over the age of 12 accompanied by an adult. After the walk you can visit a display of flint tools in the Sharnford Evergreen Village Hall and buy hot snacks and drinks.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1631

DDAG in the Park: Dartford Festival 2015

  • 18 — 19 July 2015 1-5pm

Visit us at this year's Festival marquee and meet members of Dartford's very own 'time-team'. Please bring along any items which you have dug up locally to show us.

Where

Central Park
Dartfordborough
Kent
DA1 1EU
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1869

New Forest heritage weekend

  • 18 — 19 July 2015 10am-4pm

Help celebrate the rich history and heritage of the New Forest at Lepe Country Park. Expert archaeologists and local historians will be running a host of interactive activities over the two days, including local guided history walks, information stalls and informative talks about local history and research.

Where

Lepe Country Park
New Forest
Hampshire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1959

Old Winchester Hill Fort - guided walk and talk with Dr Richard Whalley

  • 18 — 19 July 2015 10:30am-5pm

Come and explore the interesting and historically significant site of the Old Winchester Hill Fort, with a guided tour and lecture around the site!

Learn more about Iron Age culture, and the role that hill forts such as these provided to the daily life of the inhabitants.

The site itself has outer defences that extended a mile to the west of the traditional ramparts, half a mile to the south east and 1.5 miles to the north east. It is not widely realised that Iron Age hill forts had such extensive defenses and this site has provided invaluable insight for archaeologists and enthusiasts alike!

These hill forts may have provided defensible enclosures for livestock. They form fighting terraces at least 3 deep and expertly make use of the natural terrain to aid the structure of utility of the forts. In coming excavations we expect to find a pallisade at its edge.

Be sure to bring your own lunch both days!

This is a two day event and visitors are encouraged to attend both days but it is not a requirement! Saturday will have more structure and Sunday visitors may help to decide which remains they want to visit.

Where

Old Winchester Hill
Winchester
Hampshire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1805

Swords, spears and skeletons at Southburn Archaeological Museum (SAM)

  • 18 July 2015 10am-4pm

See our new centrepiece display
a full size reconstruction of the Kirkburn Iron Age 'warrior burial'! Learn about how the warrior was buried with the finest Iron Age sword so far found in Europe and how he was impaled with spears after death!

See and learn about artefacts covering 6,000 years of history in the Southburn area from the Neolithic to the 20th century and get 'hands on' with our many activities that bring the past to life!

Where

Southburn Archaeological Museum,
JSR Farms
Southburn
East Yorkshire
YO25 9ED
England

Admission

No fixed rate but donations are very welcome to help us maintain and develop the museum.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1758

North Hall Open Day - Dartmoor National Park

  • 18 July 2015 10:30am-4pm

Come and see what this exciting community excavation has revealed this year as archaeologists and volunteers unearth the secrets of a lost medieval manor.
There will also be guided tours of the site, displays and a range of family activities, including the opportunity to have your own finds identified.

Where

Widecombe in the Moor, village green
Devon
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1844

Step back in time - The 6th annual old technology & archaeology festival, Winkleigh

  • 18 — 19 July 2015 11am-5pm

A day of old technology and archaeology at Pattiland Farm with plenty of things to see and have a go at. Displays include: Kernow Levy's medieval living history & battle re-enactments, tractors, vehicles, tools, machines, spinning, miniatures in steam, vintage televisions, domestic appliances, vintage computers, Devon Dowsers, straw rope and basket making, and all you ever wanted to know about genealogy!

ACE Archaeology Club will be demonstrating various experimental archaeology techniques and exhibiting the results of the excavation at Moistown, the site of a medieval house, also there will be guided tours of Moistown.

Where

Pattiland Farm
Broadwoodkelly
Winkleigh
Devon
EX19 8ED
England

Admission

Children under 16 FREE, Adults £5.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1590

Discover the lost church of St Piran

  • 18 July 2015 12-3pm

Visit the recent excavations at the St Piran's Oratory, the legendary medieval chapel and cemetery associated with Cornwall's patron saint. The project director James Gossip will be on hand to answer questions about the building and ongoing archaeological project.

Where

Overflow parking
Perran Sands Holiday Park
Perranporth
Cornwall
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1711

Eastwood House dig, Cheetham Park

  • 18 — 19 July 2015 10am-4pm

Expose the foundation walls and old cellars from a mill owner's stately house. Try some geophysics on the lawns. Wash and clean finds.

See a display on the family trees and information on the two MPs who lived at the house and the local mill.

Where

Cheetham Park
Park Street
Stalybridge
Cheshire
SK15
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1928

Festival of Cambridgeshire archaeology and dig open day

  • 18 July 2015 12-3pm

Come and see displays of Jigsaw Cambridgeshire voluntary groups' archaeological investigations across Cambridgeshire, meet the volunteer archaeologists, and have a site tour around our training dig excavation of a possible Medieval site. Covington has a rich archaeological and historical background, so we hope to uncover some exciting remains! Some Roman replica pottery from a kiln fired on the site will be available for sale, as well as refreshments.

Children accompanied by an adult are welcome, but no child-specific activities are available. It will be harvest time in the village, so do take care walking about.

Where

Covington
Kimbolton
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE28 0RU
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1792

Wing heritage group - archaeology project 2015

  • 18 July 2015 10am-5pm

Do you fancy finding out if Romans or Saxons lived in your garden? Why not get involved with the Archaeology Project, we will be digging archaeological test pits around the village and we hope to do some Geophysics and fieldwalking as well!

Wing in Buckinghamshire has some of the oldest archaeological remains in the county. With the Saxon cemetery and Church, the Castle Mound, the original Ascott House gardens and the Rothschild Ascott House, there is plenty to see.

But a lot of the history of the village still remains undiscovered or not properly investigated. The Heritage Group aims to answer some of the questions about the village, with the help of members of the local and surrounding communities.

As part of the village carnival we are doing a public dig with the chance for people to have a go at digging, sieving or finds washing.

Where

Jubilee Green
Wing
Buckinghamshire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1816

A guided tour of Littlecote Roman Villa

  • 18 July 2015 2-3pm

Melanie Pomeroy-Kellinger, from Wiltshire Council’s archaeology service, will introduce you to Littlecote and explain what we know about this very special archaeological gem, which is one of the few completely excavated Roman villas in the country, with its famous Orpheus mosaic. The tour will last for about an hour. Afterwards, it will be possible to view some of the artifacts discovered in the excavations, which are displayed in the Littlecote House Hotel. You are welcome to purchase refreshments at the hotel after the event. The villa lies in the grounds of the Hotel, which is close to the Berkshire/Wiltshire border.

Where

Littlecote Roman Villa
Wiltshire
Berkshire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/2006

Archaeology Field School at Copped Hall

  • 18 — 22 July 2015

An opportunity for diggers familiar with the basic techniques of archaeological excavation and recording to develop their existing skills under expert supervision on a 'live' site. You will participate in further excavating, examining, recording and interpreting the remains of the Tudor mansion and its gardens.

Admission

£90 per person per 5-day school. Please Note: Attendees under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult who is also booking for the Field School.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1666

Cuckfield cold war bunker

  • 18 July 2015 11am-5pm
  • 19 July 2015 10am-1pm

This Royal Observer Corps bunker (1 of 1563 built) was opened in 1962 and operated throughout the Cold War until the stand down in 1991. During those years it was manned by 3 personnel. It served to warn of the start of a nuclear attack, plot the weapons that hit the UK and monitor the fall out. The bunker was restored in 2009 to shows how it would have looked in the 1980's.

Where

In a field at the end of a bridgeway at the end of Newbury lane
Cuckfield
West Sussex
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1865

Midsummer on Middle Arthur

  • 19 July 2015 9:45am-3pm

We will be carrying out vegetation management around some Early Bronze Age cairns on Middle Arthur, one of the uninhabited Eastern Isles, with help from the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust. It will be a rare opportunity to visit this island but we have to be mindful of nesting birds and other wildlife that live here. Therefore we ask people to stay on Middle and Little Arthur during the event - our tour and story will be about the archaeology and history of those islands and there is also a lovely sandy beach to have a picnic on or do some beachcombing.

This is not only to limit disturbance to wildlife but also because of safety aspects — Great Arthur can only be reached by way of a precarious boulder causeway. Because there will be gulls and shags with chicks on the islands unfortunately the event will have to be closed to dogs.

Where

Middle Arthur
Eastern Isles
Isles of Scilly
England

Admission

£8.50 return boat fare.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1763

The ages of Middleton Park

  • 19 July 2015 1-3pm

Come and join the Friends of Middleton Park as we explore the ages and the history of Middleton Park on a guided two hours (approx.) walk around and through this splendid public park. We will be following parts of the ining, Ownership, and Transport Trails through the use of stories and your imagination as we try and recreate for you the industrial heritage of this park.

Where

Visitor Centre
Middleton Park
Town Street
Middleton
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS10 3SH
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1725

I-Spy Waymarkers in the Yorkshire Colne Valley!

  • 19 July 2015 1-4pm

As part of the Milestone Society’s "Crossing the Pennines" Heritage Trail celebrations, the Kirklees Countryside Volunteers will be leading a themed walk on footpaths, tracks and towpath, spotting the wide variety of waymarkers, ancient and new, along the route.
Less than 5 miles, easy/medium walking, some rough paths
meet in Old Bank car-park at Slaithwaite at 13.30, returning around 16.00.

Suitable for families with children over 8 - not for the mobility impaired or buggies, sorry! Sensible footwear, a drink and a snack required.

Where

Meet in Old Bank car-park at Slaithwaite at 1.30 pm, returning around 4pm.
West Yorkshire
HD7 5AR
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1709

Guided walk: lead mining landscapes in Nidderdale

  • 19 July 2015 10am-2pm

Take a walk through Nidderdale’s industrial past and discover part of its fascinating lead mining landscape. The walk is approx. 5 miles (8km) on rough ground and is steep in places. Walking boots and waterproofs are recommended. Please bring a packed lunch.

Where

Toft Gate car park, Greenhow (grid ref SE133644)
Yorkshire
England

Admission

£5 per adult, under 16s free.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1626

'The top of the Wolds' charity ramble to explore industrial archaeology

  • 19 July 2015 10am-12pm

A self-guided walk of 4 energetic miles across public footpaths and private land to the high point of Lincolnshire (528ft.) with panoramic views of Lincoln, Humber Estuary and the North Sea. The route includes a visit to the disused Claxby Ironstone mine where local historian, Stewart Squires, will be on hand to explain the history of the mine.

This event hopes to raise money for expansion of the Viking Centre www.thevikingcentre.org a charitable centre which forms the ideal base for schools and other organisations to do field work studies and outdoor pursuits - suggested donation of £5.00 per person. For further information and details, please contact Event Organiser, Trevor Lyle.

Where

Organised by Down Your Wold
Venue address, including postcode starting point given at time of registration.
Lincolnshire
England

Admission

£5.00

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1696

The greens of Great Bowden

  • 19 July 2015 9:30am-5pm

The historic village of Great Bowden is characterised by a series of greens with settlement around them. Last year's programme of test pits culminated in a dig open to public view on Stocks Green. This year, weather permitting, the group will test pit Church Green. Open to view from 9.30. Finds from both digs can be inspected in nearby Village Hall from 14.00. including pottery and an array of coins dropped over the centuries, with a display illustrating the part greens have played in village life. Tea and cake on Sale. Free otherwise.

Where

Church Green or Village Hall
Great Bowden
Near Market Harborough
Leicestershire
LE16 7ET
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1893

Grace Dieu Priory fishpond information day

  • 19 July 2015 2-5pm

Join the Friends of Grace Dieu for an information day and learn the results of the recent excavations and survey of Grace Dieu Priory's medieval fishpond. There will also be a display of finds from the Nunnery site.

Where

Meet at the Bull's Head
Thringstone Car Park
Leicestershire
LE67 8LR
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1722

Discovering Carwynnen Quoit

  • 19 July 2015 2-4pm

Come and hear about the community archaeology project to restore one of Cornwall’s lost prehistoric sites, Carwynnen Quoit, which has been run by The Sustainable Trust. For over 60 years this Neolithic megalithic monument has lain as a ruinous and neglected pile of stones following its sudden collapse in the 1960s.

In 2014 it was restored after a programme of archaeological surveys and excavations led by the Cornwall Archaeological Unit where exciting new evidence was revealed and which has helped inform its eventual restoration on mid. Summer’s day last year. The talk and walk will be given by Jacky Nowakowski, the lead archaeologist on the project, who will tell the story of the project to investigate the quoit and show key finds.

Where

Camborne
Cornwall
TR14 0LL
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1971

Mellor Mill Festival

  • 19 July 2015 11am-4pm

Get your hands dirty at this Festival of Archaeology event, at Mellor Mill near the Roman Lakes. Meet our experts and get stuck in to some archaeology, explore the Mellor Mill excavations on a free guided tour, and enjoy fun, hands-on activities for all the family.

Where

Mellor Mill
Lakes Road, Nr Roman Lakes
Marple
Cheshire
SK6 7HB
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1945

West Belfast through time

  • 20 July 2015 2-8pm

Series of activities to discover the past of West Belfast from Prehistory to Industrial Revolution and show the transformation of the landscape.

Where

Breochloch, Laboratory of Creative Heritate
119 Falls Road
Belfast
County Antrim
Northern Ireland

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1677

Great Waldingfield at War: Test Pit Excavation

  • 20 July 2015 10am-4pm

The Heritage Lottery Funded project "The Eighth in the East" and children from Acton Primary School will be excavating test pits on the edge of Great Waldingfield Village. The test pits are located on one of the old barrack sites that played host to the airmen of the US 8th Army Air Force during World War Two. The team hope to discover evidence and learn more about the WW2 settlement of the site.

Where

2 Rectory Cottage
Rectory Road
Great Waldingfield
Sudbury
Suffolk
CO10 0TL
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/2029

Deserted medieval villages of the Lincolnshire Wolds

  • 20 July 2015 7-9pm

The Lincolnshire Wolds has one of the highest concentrations of deserted medieval villages in the county
many still survive as humps and bumps in the fields, while others are less evident.

Eloise Markwick, Project Officer for Layers of History at Heritage Lincolnshire, will describe the features of these medieval landscapes and how to spot them. She will delve into medieval life and discuss the different methods archaeologists use to unveil the concealed landscapes beneath our feet.

Where

Walesby Village Hall
Otby lane
Lincolnshire
LN8 3UT
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1898

Local and global: the 190 year old engineering firm of Joseph Rhodes and Sons

  • 21 July 2015 From 7:30pm

A fully illustrated account of an engineering firm that has gone from being a family company to part of a conglomerate and back to a family firm exporting across the world.

Where

The Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin
Chantry Bridge
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1643

What lies beneath Coalbrookdale's Playground? Phase Two: Excavation

  • 21 — 25 July 2015

Come and watch the Ironbridge Archaeology Volunteer Group carry out an excavation at the Cherry Tree Hill Playground in Coalbrookdale. The location of the excavation within the playground will depend on the results of a geophysical survey carried out on the 11 and 12 of July which is also open to the public as part of the Festival of Archaeology.

Where

Cherry Tree Hill Playground
Coalbrookdale
Telford
Shropshire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1970

The building of Kirby Muxloe Castle

  • 21 July 2015 7:30-9pm

Come along to a talk by archaeologist, Peter Liddle, on the building of Kirby Muxloe Castle – one of the major structures built in Leicestershire during the Wars of the Roses for Edward IV’s chamberlain William Lord Hastings. It will use the contemporary building accounts and the existing ruins and finds to tell the story of a medieval building project

Where

Desford Free Church
Chapel Lane
Desford
Leicestershire
LE9 9GE
England

Admission

Members free, small fee for visitors

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1843

Tower Beach walk

  • 21 July 2015 11am-1pm

Join the Thames Discovery Programme for a very special event as part of the Festival of Archaeology

We’ll have exclusive access to the Tower of London Beach (right in the Queen’s backyard!) for this guided walk and talk for adults which will discuss the archaeology of the Thames foreshore. You’ll be able to look for artefacts and learn more about activity on the waterfront.

This event for adults takes place on the Thames foreshore and walking boots or wellingtons are recommended. Please contact us if you have any questions about the event.

Where

Queens Stairs
Tower of London waterfront
City of London
EC3N 4AB
England

Admission

Tickets are £8.00 per person (plus booking fee)

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1960

Talk: Tracing Wharfedale’s First World War archaeology

  • 22 July 2015 7:30-9:30pm

A talk about World War One archaeology in Wharfedale.

Where

The Clarke Foley Centre
Cunliffe Road
Ilkley
West Yorkshire
LS29 9DZ
England

Admission

£5 per adult, under 16s free (includes refreshments).

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1627

The uglifcation of Wakefield

  • 22 July 2015 7:30-8:30pm

Illustrated talk by local historian Paul Dawson on the demolition of some of Wakefield's architectural gems and their replacement by brutalist or simply non-descript new builds.

Where

Westgate Chapel Westgate
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1645

Gouthwaite Farm heritage walk

  • 22 July 2015 5:30-8:30pm

Join us for an evening walk through the history of Gouthwaite Lodge Farm, by kind permission of Mr John Rayner. The walk takes in sites from prehistory right through to the building of the reservoirs in the 19th century, and enjoys spectacular views over Nidderdale. Finish with supper overlooking Gouthwaite Reservoir. The walk is approx. 4.5 miles (7km) and involves stiles and some steep terrain off rights of way.

Where

Please meet at the car park adjacent to Gouthwaite Reservoir for car sharing to the farm.
Yorkshire
England

Admission

£7.50 per person (includes buffet supper)

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1628

Launde Abbey guided walk

  • 22 July 2015 2-4pm

Join Peter Liddle on a walk around Launde Abbey, a very fine Jacobean mansion on the site of, and incorporating parts of, a medieval Augustinian Priory. This was granted to Thomas Cromwell in 1539. Peter will be sharing the results of recent research into the site. There will be a look around the building, including the chapel, followed by a longer walk to look at the fishponds, ice house etc. Launde does very fine lunches, which need to be booked on 01572 717254. Coffee or light lunches can be catered for without booking.

Where

Launde Abbey
East Norton
Leicestershire
LE7 9XB
England

Admission

Adults £3, Children FREE

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1841

Windmill Farm Walk Through History

  • 23 July 2015

Windmill Farm on the Lizard peninsula, now a Cornwall Wildlife Trust / CBWPS nature reserve, has a rich and diverse history. Join County Council Archaeologist Charles Johns for a walk to explore the area's fascinating past, from Mesolithic hunters to early 19th Century sheep-rustling gangs, to secret World War Two sites.

All welcome, adults and families. The walk will take in Windmill Farm so please make sure you wear appropriate closed footwear, and are dressed suitably for the weather.

Where

Windmill Farm
nr The Lizard
Helston
Cornwall
SW 694 153
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1830

Burrough Hill Guided Walk (Leicestershire)

  • 24 July 2015 2-3:30pm

Meet at the top of the track near Burrough Hill Country Park, Somerby Road, Burrough on the Hill, LE14 2QZ.
Visit Leicestershire’s finest hill fort with University of Leicester Archaeological Service’s John Thomas and Andrew Hyam, who directed the 5 year programme of excavations on the site. They will take you round the site and describe the excavation findings.

Where

Meet at the top of the track near Burrough Hill Country Park
Somerby Road
Burrough on the Hill
Leicestershire
LE14 2QZ
England

Admission

Adults:£3
children free. Car parking £2.50. No booking required.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1846

Excavations at Penycloddiau hillfort / Cloddio ar fryngaer Pen y Cloddiau

  • 25 July 2015 10am-12pm

Excavations at Penycloddiau hillfort with Liverpool University

Cloddio ar fryngaer Pen y Cloddiau gyda Phrifysgol Lerpwl

Where

Llangwyfan Car Park
Maes Parcio Llangwyfan
Denbighshire
Wales

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1679

Medieval Fun Day

  • 25 July 2015 11am-4:30pm

Become an archaeologist for a day and learn more about the fascinating history of the Castle and the excavations that happened here recently. Handle medieval artefacts, and take part in the children's mystery excavation! We also hope to have demonstrations of medieval crafts.

Where

Oystermouth Castle
Castle Road
Mumbles
Swansea
SA3 5TA
Wales

Admission

Standard - £2.50 Concession - £1.50 PTL - £1.00 Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) - £6.00 Children under 5 go free

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1825

Family archaeology day at Beacon Ring

  • 25 July 2015 10am-4pm

The life and history of the magnificent Beacon Ring hillfort will be revealed during this exciting family archaeology day though hands-on activities, games, storytelling sessions and guided walks led by professional archaeologists. Stunning views across mid-Wales and Shropshire will make this event unforgettable.

Where

Trelystan
Welshpool
Powys
SY21
Wales

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1658

Prehistoric pottery workshop at Castlehill Heritage Centre

  • 25 July 2015 10am-4pm

Join Graham Taylor of Potted History and make your own replica prehistoric vessel!

Where

Castlehill Heritage Centre
Harbour Road
Castletown
Caithness
KW14 8TG
Scotland

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1982

Clickimin Broch prehistory treasure hunt

  • 25 July 2015 11am-12:30pm

Designed as a family event, replica objects in common use during the Bronze and Iron Age periods will be hidden around the site for children to find. Archaeologists will be on hand to explain what each object is and for what it was used. It will in turn be used to teach children about the Clickimin Broch complex through its many periods of occupation, the place these people occupied within the context of the wider world and about archaeology in general.

Where

Broch of Clickimin
South Road
Lerwick
Shetland
ZE1 ORD
Scotland

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1723

Stank Hall Barn revealed

  • 25 July 2015 12-4pm

See inside this magnificent medieval barn. Learn more about the fascinating history of the site. Please wear sensible footwear.

Where

Stank Hall site
Dewsbury Road
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS11
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1858

Durley Hill Roman Villa project

  • 25 July 2015 10:30am-3pm

Come and visit a live archaeological excavation in Keynsham, nr Bath & Bristol on Saturday 25th July. BACAS and ARA are excavating a substantial new building, identified via geophysics, associated with the major 4th C building in Keynsham Cemetery, known as Durley Hill Roman Villa. See archaeologists in action and tour the site.

Where

Keynsham Cemetery
Durley Hill
Keynsham
Bristol
BS31 2AJ
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/2030

Keynsham curiosities

  • 25 July 2015 11am-3pm

Explore Keynsham's heritage at out Pixash Lane Archaeology Store. Drop in to see objects from the Medieval and Roman periods, then why not pick up a trail and discover more for yourself around the town, then head to the Civil Centre for a talk at 14:00.

Where

Pixash Lane Store
Next to Recycling Centre
Pixash Lane
Keynsham
Somerset
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/2039

Victorian coal mine site, excavations & consolidation, newly exposed mine shaft at Swannington

  • 25 — 26 July 2015 2-5pm

LIHS have excavated the Engine House, Boiler house, Ventilation Tunnels, Winding/Ventilation fan foundations etc, and also a recently discovered (forgotten?) mine shaft. The site is also being actively conserved by our host organisation The Swannington Heritage Trust at their Hough Mill site, adjacent to the Swannington end of the Leics & Swannington 1832 Railway, one of the worlds first steam railways. The Trust will be opening this part restored Wind Mill and the other early coal extraction areas on the same site venue and at the same time. Car parking on site.

Where

Califat Spinney, (Near Hough Mill)
St. George's Hill Swannington
Coalville
Leicestershire
LE67 8Qw
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1667

Dig Whitwick

  • 25 — 26 July 2015 9am-5pm

Come and join the Charnwood Roots Community Dig in Whitwick or find out what has been discovered. Whitwick residents will be digging test pits around the village centre with the help of volunteers and University of Leicester archaeologists to find out more about the village’s early history. The event is free and no previous experience is necessary but you must book a place in advance to take part.

Where

Locations around Whitwick
Leicestershire
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1681

Knights' tournament

  • 25 — 26 July 2015 10am-5pm

Join us on a thrilling championship tournament and cheer as you see the knights clash their swords. Enjoy the medieval music and and hands on circus and witness the glory of the past being brought back to life! Its perfect for a family day out!

Where

High Street
Battle
East Sussex
TN33 0AD
England

Admission

Adult £8.30 Child, 5-15 years £5.00 Concession £7.50 Family £21.60

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/2042

The Eastbourne and Willindon Prehistoric lagoon symposium

  • 25 July 2015 9:30am-5pm

The symposium will feature illustrated talks on the archaeological sites on the edge of the lagoon. It includes the internationally important site of Shinewater, a Bronze Age lagoon structure, the extensive recent pre-development excavation of a multi-period site at Pocock's Field and the nearby Pocock's Cottages.

Where

Birley Centre
Carlisle Road
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN21 4EF
England

Admission

£10

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1761

The Durotriges: life and death in late Iron Age and Roman Dorset

  • 25 July 2015 2-3:15pm

A slideshow and talk by Dr Miles Russell of Bournemouth University about the Big Dig at Kingston Russell near Bere Regis in Dorset. Miles was dig director for this wonderful multi period site where significant finds were made.

Where

C2000 Community Hall Straits
Easton
Portland
Dorset
DT5 1HG
England

Admission

£3.50

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1715

1000 years of Long Bredy

  • 25 — 26 July 2015 11am-4:30pm

For a long time the village of Long Bredy, Dorset, was divided between two large estates, the Duchy of Cornwall and, ultimately, the Dukes of Bedford. The two estates terated their housing stock differently, the Bedfords rebuilding theirs on a different footprint. There are also large gaps where houses are known or are presumed to have stood. A dat of test-pitting and geophysical survey on 25th July will attemopt to locate some of the missing houses and discover whether some parts were never built up. Long Bredy is first mentioned in 987AF: does the pottery record go back this far? Aguided walk on 26 July will pull all the history together

Where

St Peter's Church
Long Bredy
Dorset
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1710

Bellever Day - Dartmoor National Park

  • 25 July 2015

Discover more about Dartmoor's past at this annual event to celebrate the Festival of Archaeology. Activities and demonstrations include flint knapping, corn grinding, clay pot making, basketry, mini hut circle construction, weapons handling, finds surgery and walks plus many more stalls and displays. Parking is available in the Forestry Commission car park and by the visitor centre.

Guided walks will take place at 11:30am & 2:00pm and last for 2hrs.

Where

Postbridge Village, signed on the day.
Devon
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1828

Discover Launceston Priory!

  • 25 July 2015 10am-4pm

Find out about Launceston Priory, once the largest and richest medieval monastic house in Cornwall, with guided tours of the ruins and an exhibition. Enjoy family fun activities including: mini excavation boxes, medieval stained glass window making and cord winding (inside if bad weather).

Where

Launceston Priory (St. Thomas Church)
River Side
Newport, Launceston
Cornwall
PL15 8DH
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1598

Archaeology around Dunstable

  • 25 July 2015 10am-4pm

Our archaeology headquarters building will be open all day for visitors to explore at their leisure. Materials will be on display and there will be opportunities to talk to local archaeologists as well as a finds identification activity.

Where

Manshead Archaeological Society
S Winfield Street
Dunstable
LU6 1LS
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1866

Excavations at Moel y Gaer Bodfari / Cloddio ar Foel y Gaer Bodfari

  • 26 July 2015 11am-4pm

Excavations at Moel y Gaer Bodfari with Oxford University. Parking is limited please walk via the Offa's Dyke national trail from the centre of Bodfari, head north.

Cloddio ar Foel y Gaer Bodfari gyda Phrifysgol Rhydychen. Mae llefydd parcio yn brin cerddwch ar hyd llwybr Cenedlaethol Clawdd Offa o ganol Bodfari, gan anelu tua'r gogledd.

Where

Moel y Gaer Bodfari
Coordinates: SJ095708
Denbighshire
Wales

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1680

WW1 archaeology for families

  • 26 July 2015 1-4pm

An afternoon of family-orientated activities with links to the story of WW1 in the area.

Where

In and around Masham. Meeting point to be confirmed on booking.
Yorkshire
England

Admission

£5 per child, accompanying adults free.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1629

Bell pit simulation, Swannington

  • 26 July 2015 2-5pm

Based on the book "Becca and the Bell Pit" - a 10 year old 21st century girl wakes up as as a member of a family working a bell pit 800 years ago in the reign of King John.
Your chance to participate in the re-enactment. Don your coif before being winched down a slope (vertical is too dangerous!) bail out the water, take a firm grip on your pick and chip away at the coal for the rest of the day. Be winched to the surface and stagger home to a simple meal before sinking into an exhausted sleep.

Where

Gorse Field
Next to Hough Mill
St George's Hill
Swannington
Leicestershire
LE67 8QW
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1697

Tour of Roman Dover

  • 26 July 2015 2-3:30pm

Guided tour of town centre outlining Roman harbour and forts followed by a tour of Roman Painted House.

Where

Roman Painted House
New Street
Dover
Kent
CT17 9AJ
England

Admission

£2 each (all for Roman Painted House Trust)

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1775

Ashdown Forest landscape archaeology - looking for clues in the woods

  • 26 July 2015 2-4:30pm

Join us to hunt for clues to discover how people have used these woods in the past and shaped how it looks today. We hope to explore pillow mounds, ancient routeways and boundary markers. A short circular walk approximately 2.5 miles suitable for families with children over 7 years.

Where

Ridge Car Park
Colemans Hatch Road, Ashdown Forest
East Sussex
England

Admission

£2.50 per family

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1705

London Fitzroy Square, archaeology dowsing for pre or early Georgian buildings

  • 26 July 2015 11am-4:30pm

Visitors will see archaeology dowsers at work looking for and marking out the footprint of earlier buildings that once stood where Fitzroy Square now stands. Visitors will have the chance of trying archaeology dowsing themselves.

Where

Fitzroy Square
City of London
London
W1T 6EF
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1724

Bradgate Park Excavation Open Day

  • 27 July 2015 11am-4pm

Visit the University of Leicester excavations close to Bradgate House as the first year of a projected five-year programme of investigation of the history of the Park gets under way. Guided tours of the excavations and Bradgate House and activities for all the family throughout the day.

Where

Bradgate Park
Newtown Linford car park
Leicestershire
LE6 0HB
England

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1847

Festival of Archaeology 2015
Nationwide

Website

www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/

E-mail

festival@archaeologyUK.org

Telephone

01904 671417

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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