On the ground

The Leicestershire and Rutland Festival of Archaeology

12:00 AM

The popular Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology returns in July 2023 with over 100 heritage events across the two counties. This year, the Festival will be held between Saturday 1st and Sunday 30th July, running alongside the Council For British Archaeology’s national Festival of Archaeology.

The Festival offers guided heritage walks, talks from some of the counties’ leading heritage experts, self-guided walks to enjoy at your own pace and many more family friendly activities, exhibitions and hands-on events across Leicestershire and Rutland.

Highlights include:

• A rare opportunity to take a guided-walk to Hallaton Castle, the finest surviving motte-and-bailey castle in Leicestershire.

• A chance to travel back in time to Roman Leicester with family fun activities in the city’s Cultural Quarter

• Artefact handling sessions with archaeologist Mathew Morris, one of the team who found King Richard III.

• Guided Walks with local historian Jim Butler whose Hidden Histories of Leicester videos have been a YouTube hit.

• Tours of the Glenfield Railway Tunnel, one of the oldest railway tunnels in the world.

And many more!


Various locations, Leicestershire and Rutland, LE1, United Kingdom


Sat, 01 Jul

12:00 AM