Join us and a whole host of local societies, heritage organisations, re-enactors and field archaeologists as we bring archaeology to you!
Find out what archaeologists get up all day in Dig the day job, our mini-series of family friendly short films. Get creative with our easy family activities – Artyfacts: archaeological things to make and do and go on an adventure with our team of Vikings, Romans and survival school specialists in our Tips for time travellers films.
Test whether you know your trowel from your topsoil with our Online archaeological quizzes. Take on Bristol Libraries’ archaeology inspired Lego challenge on Monday 13 July at 11am.
Put your cooking skills to the test and recreate Iron Age oatcakes, Roman honey cake and other tasty treats with our Instagram recipes. You can also check out our Digital dig Instagram stories and our Digital dig board.
Join our special Festival of Archaeology online talks to find out about the latest archaeological discoveries and explore UWE Regional History Centre’s archives on archaeology in the South West, which are free to all for the duration the festival.
Dates of your diary
- 13 July: Lego archaeology challenge with Bristol Libraries – 11am
- 14 July: Baby Bounce and Rhyme session with Bristol Libraries – 11am
- 13 July: Archaeology and the historic environment – 2pm
- 15 July: #AskAnArchaeologist hour on Twitter – 11am
- 15 July: Archaeology in lockdown – 2pm
- 17 July: Archaeology at the Ministry of Defence – 2pm
This event is part of the Festival of Archaeology which showcases the very best of archaeology for everyone.
With thanks to our partners:
- Avon Archaeology
- Bath and Counties Archaeological Society,
- Bristol and Avon Archaeological Society
- Bristol Libraries
- Cotswold Archaeology
- Ermine Street Guard
- Friends of Ashton Court Mansion
- Friends of Blaise
- Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives
- Historic England
- Portable Antiquities Scheme
- Pushing the Sensors
- SS Great Britain
- Survival School
- The Churches Conservation Trust
- The Travelling History Company
- University of Bristol
- UWE Regional History Centre
- Wessex Archaeology
- Westencynn Vikings
- Young Archaeologists’ Club