Protecting Norfolk’s history for people to enjoy everyday

We work with local communities to save Norfolk’s irreplaceable historic sites and to share them with everyone.

St Benet’s Abbey gatehouse and the mill from the ponds. Photograph: Nick Stone.

About NAT

NAT is a local conservation charity which aims to protect Norfolk’s significant archaeological or historic sites at risk. We take monuments into our care, repair them, provide interpretation, and open them for everyone to enjoy.

We actively engage with local communities so that they can be involved in the future conservation of the sites that they treasure.

We rely on grants and donations to fund our work – looking after our heritage is an expensive business.

FIND OUT how you can help us continue to save monuments at risk for future generations by clicking on the buttons below.

Current projects and campaigns

NAT’s work is guided by values of sustainability, action, accessibility and community. Explore here how you can get involved in our projects and campaigns.

St Benet’s Abbey 1000 years!

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Caistor St Edmund Roman Town. Photograph: Nick Stone.

News and events


Back to the Anglo-Saxons

As NAT members will know, as part of the Heritage Lottery funded Imagined Land project last year, people living near Burnham Norton friary came together and dug test-pits, which produced all sorts of material, from medieval pottery through to pennies from the 1980s!...

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St Benet’s Abbey: 1000 years!

2019 is the 1000th year since the foundation of St Benet’s Abbey – quite an amazing thought, and well worth celebrating. The Friends of St Benet’s Abbey (TFoSBA) are taking forward an ambitious Heritage Lottery-funded project this year which will explore the long...

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Onwards and Upwards

Norfolk Archaeological Trust celebrates National Lottery grant to create a sustainable future for monuments in its care. Norfolk Archaeological Trust has received a National Lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Made possible by National Lottery players,...

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The bigger (and better) picture

One of the most enjoyable parts of my work is inspecting our sites, which Natasha and I do on a regular basis. On these visits we look out for any health and safety issues which might affect our visitors – such as eye-level branches and twigs across paths (I always...

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Tour Guide Training – 13th & 14th July 2019

St Benet's Abbey is looking for new tour guides and The Friends' of St Benet's Abbey are holding tour guide training on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July. This is the perfect opportunity to: - come and see if tour guiding is for you pick up all the essential tour guiding...

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Tide Jetty – Theatre at Burgh Castle

Eastern Angles Bring Theatre to Burgh Castle Fort 22nd – 25th May After a successful tour across the East of England, Eastern Angles Theatre Company are bringing their production of The Tide Jetty by Tony Ramsay to Burgh Castle Fort this May. The show is a love story...

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Caistor Roman Town tours

Meet at the shelter in the Car Park at 14:30 on Sundays from 28 April – 29 September 2018. Tours on Wednesday afternoons in August too.

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Burnham Norton Friary. Photograph: Nick Stone.