24th–30th June 2024 - Broadchalke, Salisbury

The Chalke
History Festival

An extraordinary celebration of our past! Since 2011, we've evolved into the UK's leading history festival, attracting hundreds of thousands of history enthusiasts, including tens of thousands of school children.

Our mission:
Illuminating the Future through the Past

History is not just a sequence of events. History is our compass, guiding us as we navigate our complex world. It reminds us of our origins, enlightens our present, and projects the possibilities of our future.

Experience History Like Never Before

Dive into a week-long festival brimming with excitement. Watch stimulating talks, vibrant performances, archery displays, WWII tanks in action, and engage with historical experts. Try your hand at traditional crafts, explore living history camps, and taste historical delicacies. It's a festival that tantalises all your senses!

MORE THAN JUST
A FESTIVAL

Chalke is more than an event; it's a
community where history buffs return year
after year.

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Making History
Accessible

The festival is not-for-profit. As a charity, the Chalke History Trust, we're committed to making history accessible and engaging, especially for the younger generation.

Our Festival for Schools kickstarts a week of learning and discovery, igniting a passion for history in thousands of students.

Join us for a journey through time.
Be part of a festival that's not just about
learning history but living it!

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