The Festival of Archaeology is back at Salisbury Museum this weekend. 

The two day event runs from today (July 23), starting at 10am, and runs until Sunday (July 24).

The museum grounds will be filled with fun stands with archaeology, history and living history experts, providing a packed weekend of entertainment.

This year, the festival celebrates 20 years since the discovery of the grave of the Amesbury Archer and the museum is partnering with Wessex Archaeology for the launch of its film The Amesbury Archer: 20 Years On on Saturday afternoon, which recalls the excavations and looks at what has been discovered since about the life of a man at the centre of Early Bronze Age society.

A second Wessex Archaeology film will be screened on the Sunday afternoon – Beyond the Stones celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site.

Both films will be followed by a Q&A. They are ticketed due to limited seats, but tickets are free and can be pre-booked.

A minimum donation of £2 per person will get entry to the whole museum for the day as well as the showground, stalls, archery, scrapstore and free talks. Visit: