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Big Dig: Festival of Archaeology

Join in with the UK's biggest annual celebration of archaeology and unearth the underground secrets of Dunstable Downs.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July, we invite mini archaeologists to get hands-on at our four excavation stations. Inspire your curiosity by digging deep into our past and discovering the moments that have shaped us, and earn your ‘dig license’ from our very own Dunstable Downs archaeologist!

10.00am-4.30pm. £2 per child, no booking required.

The Nationwide Festival of Archaeology is an annual event coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All per child£2.00
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The basics

Suitability

This event is for children.

Meeting point

Please meet at the Visitor Centre.

What to bring and wear

This event is outdoors so please wear suitable clothing for the weather.

Accessibility

Unfortunately, the event is not accessible for all - please get in touch to discuss any requirements.

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