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A group of people pose for a photo dressed in old fashioned robes in front of castle ruins
The Festival of Archaeology at Corfe Castle, Dorset | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Festival of Archaeology 2023

The Festival of Archaeology 2023 has now finished. Please check back for 2024 events and activities.

A child digging in contains as part of the Festival of Archaeology

About the Festival of Archaeology

The Festival of Archaeology is the biggest archaeological celebration in the UK and is organised by the Council for British Archaeology (CBA). Whether you’re an archaeological amateur or the next Indiana Jones, there are be plenty of opportunities to discover more about the places in our care. In July 2023, we hosted a variety of events including our launch event at Powis Castle in Wales, costume demonstrations at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk and children's medieval pottery making sessions at Stourhead in Wiltshire.

Archaeologist revealing a mosaic floor in the northern wing at Chedworth Roman Villa, Gloucestershire

Archaeological work

We look after many rich and diverse archaeological sites. Archaeology helps us to learn more about them and protect them for the future.