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

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Caistor St Edmund Roman Town. Photograph: Nick Stone.

News and events

News

Repair work at Binham Priory

Repair work is taking place at Binham Priory in August and September 2022 for approx. 4 weeks.  The normal step-free access route is not available during the work, access is possible via the church and the east end door.  Please accept our apologies whilst this work...

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Annual Service at St Benet’s Abbey

Annual Service at St Benet’s Abbey

You are warmly invited to join us for the St Benet’s Abbey Annual Service on Sunday 24 July at 3.30 pm.  The service will be conducted by the Prior of St Benet’s Abbey in the presence of the Abbot of St Benet’s, the Bishop of Norwich.  Everyone is welcome. Please note...

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Free guided tours 2022

Free guided tours 2022

Our popular free guided tours of Burgh Castle Fort, Caistor Roman Town and St Benet's Abbey return from Sunday 1st May. Our volunteer led tours run until the end of September, with each tour approx. 1 hour.  Tours can be pre booked or walk up on the day. Burgh Castle...

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Events

Heritage Open Days 2022

Heritage Open Days are back this year from 9th to 18th September, with thousands of free events throughout the UK.  This year we are hosting free events at 3 of our sites - Burgh Castle Fort, Caistor Roman Town and St Benet's Abbey. Off to the Fort! The invention of...

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Annual Service at St Benet’s Abbey

You are warmly invited to join us for the St Benet’s Abbey Annual Service on Sunday 24 July at 3.30 pm.  The service will be conducted by the Prior of St Benet’s Abbey in the presence of the Abbot of St Benet’s, the Bishop of Norwich.  Everyone is welcome. Please note...

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Burnham Norton Friary. Photograph: Nick Stone.