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.

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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


Images of St Benet’s Abbey – an exhibition

Images of St Benet’s Abbey – an exhibition

2019 marks 1,000 years since the establishment of St Benet's Abbey. Situated between the Rivers Ant and Bure, this icon of the Norfolk Broads is a magical site, and one that has attracted artists for many centuries. Come and find out more about the history of the site...

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Seahenge: A Journey

Seahenge: A Journey

Most of human history is, in fact, prehistoric. That is, before the Romans, our ancestors lived in societies that did not write things down. To find these ancestors we have to look across our landscapes, gather data, and use our imaginations. Sky widens, and the chain...

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Back to the Anglo-Saxons

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!

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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Heritage Open Days September events at NAT sites

We have events running at three of our sites in 2019, supported by local volunteers. No need to book – check the Heritage Open Days website for details Caistor Roman Town: Who made Caistor great? Family fun Sunday 15 September, 10:00-16:00  Family fun day with...

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St Benet’s Abbey 1000 years! events in August

Celebrations of 1000 years of St Benet’s Abbey continue during August with a free exhibition at St Catherine’s Church Ludham. After your visit to the exhibition, don’t miss a visit to the Abbey where you can see larger-than-life willow sculptures of monks hurrying...

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Burnham Norton Friary. Photograph: Nick Stone.