Uncover Wales’s amazing past at the Festival of Archaeology

Friday 11 July 2014

Cadw is hosting a series of free archaeological activities across the country as part of a two-week festival celebrating the best of Welsh heritage.

A child dressed as a Roman soldier

A child dressed as a Roman soldier

The events focus on all aspects of Welsh history from Roman invasions and Medieval mysteries to the more recent Victorian expeditions and World War II military displays.

Visitors to the Cadw events will experience archaeological digs and traditional hands-on activities, watch experts at work and find out about the latest discoveries in their area.

John Griffiths, Minister for Natural Resources, Culture and Sport, said: “More than two and a half million people visit Cadw sites every year and summer is a great time to explore and enjoy Wales’s magnificent monuments.

“Archaeology is often associated with pre-historic, roman or medieval time periods but the Cadw events will also uncover Wales’s more recent history.

“The festival showcases some of the very best of British archaeology and these hands-on family activities are the ideal way to get people engaged with their local heritage.”

Read the programme of Festival of Archaeology events in Wales in the PDF below.