July is the Council of British Archaeology’s Festival of British Archaeology. Over the next few weeks, Wessex Archaeology will be involved in a programme of informative and fun activities, through our own events and working with other organisations such as the New Forest Park Authority, Churches Conservation Trust and Salisbury Museum.

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. Clickhere 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 archaeology  in South Wiltshire. This event will involve visiting an ongoing excavation of an Anglo-Saxon burial site on Salisbury Plain Training Area, which is being run as part of Operation Nightingale, a rehabilitation programme for soldiers wounded in Afghanistan.

In addition, Wessex Archaeology is working with the Churches Conservation Trust, New Forest Park Authority and Salisbury Museum on their events.

All these events are FREE (some venue entry costs may apply) but for many booking is essential.  Check out our Festival of British Archaeology webpages, by clicking here. Alternatively, click on the links below  to get more details about individual events and find out how to book.

As the festival progresses, we will keep you updated on what we got up to through our Special Events blog at http://www.wessexarch.co.uk/blogs/events.

See you there.