Festival of Archeology 2024

Thursday 11th July 2024 to Saturday 27th July 2024

Clitheroe Castle

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From 11 to 27 July there's talks, tours, workshops, hands-on kids activities and an amazing line up of guests for the Festival of Archeology in Clitheroe.

Festival of Archeology 2024

This theme for this year's Festival of Archaeology is Archeology & Community.

There are events happening across  11th to 27th July and join us for a special celebration day in the festival hub on Saturday 20th July.

On the Community Hub Day on 20th July, you will get the chance to meet local archaeologists and experts who will be on hand to answer your questions and share their knowledge. 

There will be specialists in a range of eras from prehistory all the way to the industrial era, and in a variety of fields like artefact conservation and archaeological technologies. Find out how community archaeologists are contributing to our knowledge about the Romans in the Ribble Valley, get hands-on and learn how to do First-Aid for Finds with our conservators, listen to students tell you what it's like to study archaeology at university, find out what new insight we have about life at Clitheroe Castle since new archaeological work has been done at the keep, and much more!

Other events taking place during the Festival of Archeology & Community include:

  • Teeth Tell Tales Talk - 11th July
  • Neolithic Pottery Workshop - 16th July
  • Archeology Tour - 20th July
  • Junior Archeologists - Dig Pits - 25th July
  • Junior Archeologists - Medeval Tile Workshop - 26th July
  • Junior Archeologists - Pottery Workshop - 26th July
  • Armchair Archeologists - 27th July

See the full line up of events and book your place here.

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