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 and recent projects and campaigns

NAT’s work is guided by values of sustainability, action, accessibility and community. Explore here more detailed information about current and recent projects.

St Benet’s Abbey 1000 years!

Burgh Almanac

Onwards & Upwards


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Our sites

Caistor St Edmund Roman Town. Photograph: Nick Stone.

News and events


Burgh Castle Fort and Caistor Roman Town car parks re-open

Burgh Castle Fort and Caistor Roman Town car parks re-open

In line with updated government advice on permitted travel to outdoor space, the NAT car parks at Burgh Castle Fort and Caistor Roman Town reopened on Wednesday May 13th. If you visit any of our sites please ensure that you continue to maintain physical distancing of...

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New face at NAT

New face at NAT

We’re pleased to announce that we have appointed a new Volunteer Co-ordinator, Natalie Butler, who will be working 2.5 days a week for NAT. Although not very much volunteer activity is possible at the moment she will spend the next few weeks getting to know NAT’s...

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Coronavirus update: Burgh Castle Fort car park closure

Coronavirus update: Burgh Castle Fort car park closure

In the light of local concerns about the high number of visitors continuing to drive to Burgh Castle Fort, NAT will regretfully be closing the car park there from this evening (Friday 27 March 2020), until further notice, to discourage travel. This is in line with...

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Coronavirus update: guided tours and school visits cancelled

In light of the current coronavirus crisis Norfolk Archaeological Trust has taken the decision to cancel our volunteer-led guided tours and schools activities which were programmed to start at Burgh Castle Fort, Caistor Roman Town and St Benet’s Abbey at Easter. This...

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Burnham Norton Friary. Photograph: Nick Stone.