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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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2021 Caistor Roman Project dig concludes

2021 Caistor Roman Project dig concludes

For 2 weeks in late August, an unassuming field on a site at Caistor St Edmund has played host to a major excavation. This has been the third annual excavation at the site by Caistor Roman Project (CRP), in a series of excavations which will bring new insight into the...

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Update on guided tours in August & September

Update on guided tours in August & September

Further to the lifting of Government restrictions on 19th July, we are pleased to advise that NAT sites can now accept on the day attendees for our free guided tours at Burgh Castle Fort, Caistor Roman Town and St Benet's Abbey, which run until the end of September....

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Our Dogs on Leads Policy

At this time of year, most of our sites have either sheep or cattle grazing. They are also home to ground nesting birds, and because of all of these factors we have always asked our visitors to ensure that they keep their dogs on their leads during these busy months....

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Burgh Castle Fort guided tours return

Burgh Castle Fort guided tours return

We are delighted to announce that our free volunteer led guided tours at Burgh Castle Fort resume on 4th July.  Running on Sundays at 2pm until the end of September, each tour provides a fascinating insight into the history of the fort.  Under Covid restrictions tours...

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Events

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

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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Heritage Open Days 2021 10-19 September

Norfolk Archaeological Trust is once again taking part in Heritage Open Days!  Full details at: Burgh Castle Fort: Tours on 12th & 19th September at 2.30pm, more at https://norfolkheritageopendays.co.uk/events/burgh-castle-fort21 Caistor Roman Town:  Tours on 12th...

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Update on guided tours in August & September

Further to the lifting of Government restrictions on 19th July, we are pleased to advise that NAT sites can now accept on the day attendees for our free guided tours at Burgh Castle Fort, Caistor Roman Town and St Benet's Abbey, which run until the end of September....

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Norfolk Archaeological Trust blog

Why do I Volunteer for the Norfolk Archaeological Trust?

Why do I Volunteer for the Norfolk Archaeological Trust?

Norfolk Archaeological Trust has a strong and supportive volunteer team, and in the past year we have been working on expanding the opportunities on offer, to be as inclusive as possible.  This includes greater flexibility in volunteering, and virtual (homebased)...

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In the time of pilgrims

In the time of pilgrims

Norfolk was always a place of cultural exchange. From human settlers, right down to pottery styles, Norfolk’s archaeological history shows us ideas were moving between Britain and mainland Europe. It’s a similar story on a national level. Norfolk and its environs have...

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Interconnected Norfolk

Interconnected Norfolk

The history of Norfolk is the history of Britain. When humans arrived on these isles, they made their first steps in Norfolk. The earliest footprints in the country are in Happisburgh, and date to around 900,000 years. Back then, Britain was connected to the continent...

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The Mystery of Fiddler’s Hill

The Mystery of Fiddler’s Hill

Over nearly a century, the Norfolk Archaeological Trust has brought many new insights about Norfolk’s history. But with every new insight our work brings, it also brings new mysteries. Mysteries which remain unanswered to this day.  Such is the case with Fiddler’s...

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The Carmelite order of Burnham Norton Friary

The Carmelite order of Burnham Norton Friary

Norfolk Archaeological Trust cares for properties of all sizes. Our sites range from areas that encompass whole landscapes, to individual buildings just off the road - an excellent example of the latter is Burnham Norton Friary. It seems like an unassuming building at...

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Could you be a Trustee?

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity? Would you like to use your skills and experience to help support NAT? Have you considered becoming a Trustee? NAT is seeking additional Trustees with a range of skills and experiences to join our board. As a Trustee...

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Winter Gatherings

Winter Gatherings

As Christmas approaches, we spend time celebrating this special time of the year.  With NAT sites spanning thousands of years, we often think how life would have been for those who knew these places.  This month we look at three sites to understand the winter...

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Reflections – November 2021

The first eight months of my new role within NAT have flown by, and now we are well into Autumn, it is a chance to stop, take a breath and reflect. In my role as Director, I regularly visit all our sites and it has been wonderful seeing them change throughout the...

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