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 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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Caistor St Edmund Roman Town. Photograph: Nick Stone.

News and events


Caistor Roman Town : New Guide!

Caistor Roman Town : New Guide!

We are very pleased to announce publication of a new guide for Caistor Roman Town: Venta Icenorum; A brief history of Caistor Roman Town. In July 1928, an RAF aerial reconnaissance flight captured a remarkable series of images showing the streets and buildings of a...

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CBA’s digital Festival of Archaeology 11th to 19th July

CBA’s digital Festival of Archaeology 11th to 19th July

The Council for British Archaeology's annual Festival of Archaeology is back for its 29th year in 2020 offering hundreds more opportunities to get involved in archaeology across the UK -  but this year's Festival will be slightly different due to the current...

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Seen from above

Seen from above

This month Natalie Butler, NAT’s new volunteer co-ordinator, looks at St Benet’s Abbey from an unusual angle: 'One of the pleasures of my new job is reacquainting myself with some of Norfolk's most significant archaeological sites. Last week I visited St Benet’s Abbey...

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‘A feeling of belonging’

‘A feeling of belonging’

Over the past two years the Burgh Castle Almanac project, led by the Restoration Trust, has been supporting people who experience mental illness through a creative approach to exploring the history and landscapes of the Roman Fort. Before the coronavirus outbreak this...

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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.