Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology

The 2023 Festival was a huge success with increased attendance at most events despite a month of showers. The exhibition and weekend events at John Lewis Leicester was a great innovation. We recorded well over 7000 visitors to events (despite not having full figures). A massive thank you to the many local organisers who ran the 140 events delivered across July.

Our archives of self-guided walks and digital talks are still available via the links below.

Come back soon for news of the 2024 Festival.

The Festival in Leicestershire and Rutland is financially supported by: Leicestershire Fieldworkers; Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society; Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum; CBA East Midlands;  Leicestershire Industrial History Society; The Friends of Jewry Wall Museum;  Hinckley Archaeological Society; University of Leicester Archaeological Services