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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.
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Find out what Events are coming up or download the 2013 Festival of Archaeology Leaflet (PDF document)
Festival of Archaeology Preview Event
Saturday 22 June, 10am – 5pm
Snibston Discovery Museum
Foyer activities free, special 1992  admission prices apply for rest of Museum celebrating Snibston's 21st birthday (adults £3, children and seniors £2)
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. Free tours of the exhibition will be held throughout the day (numbers limited).
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.
Gold & Garnets: Leicestershire’s Anglo-Saxon Treasures v. The Staffordshire Hoard
Saturday 22 June, 5.45pm
Snibston Discovery Museum
£5, Pre-booking essential
Tel. 01530 278444, Email:
A special illustrated lecture on Anglo-Saxon treasures by renowned archaeologist and Staffordshire Hoard expert Dr Kevin Leahy.
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Further Information

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
Donington le HeathFinds identificationAbbey ParkFlint Knapping
Jewry Wall MuseumAnglo SaxonsBosworth BattlefieldGrace Dieu

Page Last Updated: 18 June 2013