UK Festival of Archaeology runs this July

Date Posted: 31/01/2014

Billed as the largest celebration of archaeology in the world, the Festival of Archaeology returns to the UK from 12th to 27th July, featuring over 1,000 events and fronted by new CBA president Dan Snow.

In the same year the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) marks its 70th anniversary, the 2014 festival will include behind-the-scenes tours, guided walks, special exhibitions, excavations and workshops and re-enactments.

Confirmed events for 2014 include a first chance to explore a Roman settlement site which has been identified at West Wickham in Kent; while ‘Archaeology in the Hodder Valley’ will look at ongoing work investigating evidence of past settlement above Whitewell, Lancashire. 

London’s Canal Museum will host Ice Sunday on 20th July, exploring the archaeology of the 19th ice trade in the Museum’s Victorian ice wells below the Thames.

The 2014 Festival of Archaeology is presented in partnership with around 400 organisations including English Heritage, The British Museum, Cadw and Museum of London Archaeology.

School trip organisers are advised to visit the official website for additional event details as they are confirmed.

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