A Day In Archaeology

9:00 AM

Have you ever wondered what archaeologists really do? Do they just dig or are there other aspects to their work? A Day In Archaeology showcases 'a day in the life" of archaeologists from all over the UK.

Throughout the day archaeologists, heritage professionals, students and volunteers will share blogs talking about a day in their life. You might be surprised to see just how many opportunities there are to get involved in archaeology from fieldwork to the science lab, museums to building sites, the possibilities are endless. Our contributors will also share the paths they took to get to where they are now. Find out how their careers developed, why they chose to study archaeology or how they got involved in volunteering.

Blog posts are uploaded throughout A Day In Archaeology and stay on the Festival website site all year round to form a developing resource for anyone interested in a career in archaeology or wanting to find out more about the range of opportunities to participate.

You can see the blogs submitted in previous years here

Anyone can take part in A Day In Archaeology whether you are a professional, volunteer or student archaeologists, have been involved in archaeology for many years or are just embarking on your journey.

Submitting your blog is easy via our simple form at All you need are a title, blog text and some images.

Submitted blogs will go live on the Festival website on Thursday 27 July but please submit your blog post before then if possible.


Fri, 29 Jul

9:00 AM

Duration of event

Blogs submitted for A Day In Archaeology will be posted throughout the day from 9am-5pm. Any blogs submitted after 5pm will be uploaded the following day. Blogs will remain online throughout the year.