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Council for British Archaeology

Council for British Archaeology
92 Micklegate

We are pleased to announce the 2021 CBA Festival of Archaeology will be taking place from 17 July to 1 August.

This year our theme is Exploring local places and we want to help people discover the archaeology and heritage that is all around them. We want people to get out and explore their local places, to discover stories, sites, buildings, places, people and events that make our local communities so special. 

This year the Festival will be a hybrid event with lots of self-guided and online activities alongside our traditional on the ground events. With guided walks, talks, workshops, hand on activities and much more there will be something for everyone.

The Festival takes place across the UK - visit our website to find out what's happening near you.

Digital offerings - Live

A Day In Archaeology
Have you ever wondered what archaeologists really do ? Do they just dig or are there other aspects to their work ?

A Day in Archaeology showcases “a day in the life“ of archaeologists from all over the UK and this year's event will be taking place on Wednesday 28 July 2021.

You will find a wealth of blogs from archaeologists, heritage professionals, students and volunteers talking about a day in their life.

You might be surprised to see just how many opportunities there are to get involved in archaeology from fieldwork to the science lab, museums to building sites, the possibilities are endless.

Our contributors will also share the paths they took to get to where they are now.

Find out how their careers developed, why they chose to study archaeology or how they got involved in volunteering.


Adults, General public, Schoolchildren

Schoolchildren :

Secondary school (11-15 years), Secondary school (15 years and up)

Digital offerings - Live

Ask An Archaeologist Day
#AskAnArchaeologist Day on Twitter is an official part of the CBA Festival of Archaeology and is a chance for people from all over the world to ask archaeologists questions, and an opportunity for archaeologists to share their knowledge.

Anyone with access to Twitter can ask a question using the #AskAnArchaeologist hashtag and any archaeologist who has an answer is encouraged to respond.


Children, Family, Adults, General public, Schoolchildren

Schoolchildren :

Primary, Secondary school (11-15 years), Secondary school (15 years and up)