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St Benet's Abbey gatehouse and mill (Peter Wade-Martins)

St Benet's Abbey, in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, is one of the Trust's key properties. A major project between 2012-2014 conserved the monument, improved access for the public, and built a community of volunteers to help study and care for this beautiful and atmospheric site. Find out more about St Benet's Abbey ...

THE Norfolk Archaeological Trust is a conservation charity devoted to the care of some of the most important archaeological sites in the county.

The aim of the Trust is to acquire selected sites which would benefit from sympathetic ownership, and to open and interpret them for people to enjoy. Founded in 1923, we have vast experience in caring for historic properties. We are also sensitive to their landscape settings, and the needs of wildlife conservation.

Throughout our operations, we work closely with Natural England, English Heritage, the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, the Broads Authority, and other local authority and statutory bodies. We believe in a holistic approach to conservation, which balances the needs of visitors, wildlife and archaeological research.

The Trust is a registered charity which derives income from its properties, from Natural England's Environmental Stewardship Schemes, from membership subscriptions and from donations and legacies. Please help us by joining now, or by making a donation.