Festival of Archaeology 2019 & Bradgate Park Open Day

The Festival of Archaeology kicks off tomorrow with Bradgate Park excavation Open Day

Throughout the month of July, the Festival of Archaeology 2019 will see a whole host of activities running in Leicestershire and Rutland. The annual festival is coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology and offers the opportunity for everyone and anyone to get involved in archaeology-themed events across the country.

The Festival launches tomorrow Saturday 29 June with the public open day at the Bradgate Park excavation which will present the results of the fifth season of excavation at the site. This is your chance to get up close to the archaeology and talk with the archaeologists and students who have been working hard (and getting very wet!) over the last 5 weeks. All activities are free to attend and will include:

- guided tours of the archaeological excavations, with a chance to talk to the archaeologists and view some of the finds
- living history displays
- craft activities
- hands-on activities for children
- poetry and art workshops
- local archaeological displays

It promises to be a great (and sunny!) start to the Festival which will continue throughout July with too many events to list! To view the full programme of activities, please see the Leicester Fieldworkers website, and we hope to see many new and familiar faces there! If you're not from Leicestershire and Rutland, be sure to check the main Festival of Archaeology website for events happening near you.

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