Events and Activities

The CBA organises a range of events every year, with the aim of encouraging archaeology for all.

These include lectures, workshops, research seminars, activity days and question and answer sessions. Through such events, the public can discover how to participate in archaeology and learn new archaeological skills.  

Additional events are held for archaeology groups, to support them in attracting different audiences, utilising new digital technologies, and connecting with the wider community.  

The CBA also coordinates the annual Festival of Archaeology, a two-week programme of archaeology events across the UK for people of all ages and backgrounds. Festival events include guided walks, exhibitions, excavations, activities, and more.  

Almost all our events are free, as we aim to give everybody the opportunity to partake in and be inspired by archaeology, broadening engagement with the field.

We also hold a variety of events targeted specifically at young people, many of which are run by or for the Young Archaeologists' Club. Throughout the year we also run activity days through our partnership with English Heritage's flagship youth engagement project, Shout Out Loud. These have included exploring the prehistory of Beeston Crag in Cheshire through flint-knapping and metalworking, exploring archaeology through photography at Wrest Park and learning all about ostearchaeology at Barton-upon-Humber.

We also provide a comprehensive round-up of other archaeological events taking place around the country with the CBA Briefing.  

To see the full list of events currently taking place, please check the Event Calendar

Youth engagement activity day at Beeston Castle, Cheshire


Our Upcoming Events

20 September – 22 November 2021

Romans in Sussex

10-week online course, Mondays 10am-12pm. This course will introduce participants to aspects of the archaeology of Sussex immediately before …
Zoom Short Courses
21 September – 26 October 2021

The Vikings

5 week online course, Tuesdays 7-9pm. This course will examine Viking origins in the Scandinavian Bronze Age and then follow them as they …
Online Event Short Courses
30 September – 25 November 2021

An Introduction to the Aegean Bronze Age

This course introduces participants to the Bronze Age on Crete (the Minoans), mainland Greece (the Mycenaeans) and Troy, from the end of the …
Online Short Courses
23 October 2021

Grandeur and Greatness at Kensal Green Cemetery

A walking tour of the most fashionable Victorian burial ground-Kensal Green Cemetery.
Kensal Green Cemetery Walking Tour