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Festival of Archaeology

Festival of Archaeology

Saturday 17th July - Sunday 1st August


This year's theme for the Festival of Archaeology is Exploring Local Places, celebrating the archaeology and heritage that is all around us. Enjoy online activities inspired by objects and artefacts discovered in Bedfordshire.


Blanket Dig


Travel back through time with this mini blanket dig and discover some of the archaeological objects that have been found in Bedford and the surrounding areas, and what they tell us about the people that lived in the past.



Bedfordshire Timeline


Take a virtual walk through time and explore some of the archaeological objects that were discovered around Bedfordshire. You can also see these artefacts on display in the museum during a visit to The Higgins Bedford. Click here to view.


Mystery Objects Quiz


Can you guess what these mystery objects from the archaeology collections are? Have a go at our Mystery Object series and test your archaeology knowledge.


Part 1

Part 2




Have a go at these archaeology themed jigsaws made from the collections. Play against the clock and see how fast you can finish them.