Festival of Archaeology
This year the Festival of Archaeology will take place between Saturday 13th - Sunday 28th July 2013
The Festival of Archaeology is a unique chance to discover and explore the archaeological heritage of the United Kingdom and Leicestershire.
Join in with the country’s biggest archaeological festival and discover what’s right here on your doorstep. Find out about the archaeology of Leicestershire and Rutland with a fascinating range of events, talks and guided tours from some of the county’s archaeological experts and enthusiasts.
Details of this year’s fantastic events programme coming soon.
Festival of Archaeology Preview Event
Saturday 22 June, 10am – 5pm
Snibston Discovery Museum
To whet your appetite for this year’s Festival a special preview event is being held at Snibston Discovery Museum, venue for the current dazzling archaeology exhibition, Treasure! Shedding Light on Leicestershire’s Past.
Meet historical re-enactors from a variety of periods and find out how the people of Leicestershire lived in year’s gone by.
Chat to members of local archaeological and historical groups in the foyer and find out how you can get involved in discovering more about Leicestershire’s rich heritage. Pick up this year’s Festival leaflet and plan your visits.
A talk on Anglo-Saxon treasures by renowned archaeologist and Staffordshire Hoard expert Dr Kevin Leahy will take place at 5.45pm. Booking details coming soon.
The Festival is supported by:
Leicestershire County Council, Leicestershire Fieldworkers, Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society and University of Leicester School of Archaeology and Ancient History
Page Last Updated: 13 May 2013