The CBA is unable to provide public liability insurance cover for Festival event.

We have done this in previous years but due to changes in the market the underwriters are unwilling to offer cover for a large number of events delivered by a number of different organisers.

We know that many of our event organisers will already have adequate insurance in place through their organisations existing cover and that is great news. If you already have this in place you do not need to do anything further.

If you were planning on utilising the Festival cover we are extremely sorry that we are unable to provide it any more and we would recommend you contact Towergate’s Archaeology & Heritage Team who will be able to provide you with a quote for your individual event.

We have created a "frequently asked questions" guide to help you.



You can contact Towergate’s Archaeology & Heritage Team by emailing [email protected] or visit their website to request a callback.


Additional information

Any Young Archaeologists’ Club branches delivering an event will be covered for public liability via the main YAC insurance policy. 

Any groups that are members of the British Association for Local History should be covered by the event insurance they provide to members. Please contact them directly for more information on this.

If you are delivering your event in partnership with another organisation you should speak to them to see if the event would be covered by their policy.

If you are holding your event in a venue such as a museum, visitor centre of church they may be able to provide insurance cover for the event via their own policy.

The most important thing is never to assume that your event is adequately insured. Always talk to your event delivery partners and venue liaison to discuss the options and to see if there is already insurance in place.

If you are unsure about the cover you have in place and if it is appropriate for the type of event you are delivering, we recommend contacting your insurance provider if you already have a policy in place, or a broker such as Towergate for advice. 

If you deliver other events throughout the year you should consider taking out an insurance policy if you don’t already have one. This will protect your group and anyone taking part in your events and activities.




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