Festival of Archaeology


Location to be advised, Devon, TQ2 6XA

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Festival of Archaeology, Torquay, Devon

About Us

The Festival of Archaeology is coordinated by the CBA, in partnership with Historic England, and showcases the very best of archaeology, with special events right across the UK.

CBA Festival of Archaeology 2020

In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) has decided to make some changes to the 2020 CBA Festival of Archaeology. It will now be taking place in two parts with a series of digital events in July and on the ground events in October.

We know how many people look forward to the Festival each July, so we have decided to hold a week of digital activity to ensure everyone can still enjoy the Festival despite the current social distancing measures.

The second week in October will provide the opportunity to participate in on the ground Festival events and activities around the UK. Attending events in your local area is a great way to support the local groups, charities, museums and heritage organisations that have been affected by the current crisis.    

This year’s Festival theme is Climate and Environment and we’ll be offering a range of events, activities and competitions in July and October that will help you discover more about archaeology, climate change and the environment we live in.


On the ground events 14 October – 1 November

The second part of the Festival will run from 14 October – 1 November and will be an opportunity to get out and discover some incredible archaeology. Over 9 days, the CBA and event organisers around the UK will be offering a wide range of opportunities to participate from talks and walks to hands on activities, skills training and family-friendly fun.

Opening Times

Festival of Archaeology - On the Ground Events (24 Oct 2020 - 1 Nov 2020)



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