Festival of British Archaeology 2012
This year marks the 22nd CBA Festival of British Archaeology, the annual celebration of our heritage co-ordinated by the Council of British Archaeology.
The Festival showcases the very best of British archaeology, by presenting over 750 special events organised and hosted by museums, heritage organisations, national and countryside parks, universities, local societies, and community archaeologists across the UK. You don’t have to be an archaeologist to join in - the Festival gives everyone the opportunity to learn about their local heritage, see archaeology in action, and get hands on with history. Click here for the Festival's full event's listing.
For the festival Wessex Archaeology is running a Family Fun Day on the 21st of July as part of Project Florence, a Heritage Lottery Funded project highlighting our local heritage day in South Wiltshire.
In addition, Wessex Archaeology is working for the Churches Conservation Trust, New Forest Park Authority and Salisbury Museum on their events.
All events are FREE (some venue entry costs may apply) but for many booking is essential. Click on the links below or the menu bar to get more details and find out how to book.
- Project Florence/Operation Nightingale excavation family fun day on Saturday 21st July (Heritage Lottery Fund)
- Archaeological survey and geophysics at St, Andrews Church, Holcombe, Somerset from Monday 16th July to Saturday 21st July (Churches Conservation Trust and partners),
- Excavations at Buckler's Hard on Beaulieu Estate from Saturday 14th July to Sunday 22nd July (New Forest Park National Park)
- Discover Day at Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum on Tuesday 24th July