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Hidden stories and mysterious soundscapes in September

Hidden stories and mysterious soundscapes in September

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 organisations, 5,500 events and 46,000 volunteers. This year’s festival, which starts on September 11, will be a bit different, due to Covid-19. As the organisers...

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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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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

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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New book on Burnham Norton Friary

New book on Burnham Norton Friary

A new book Burnham Norton Friary: Perspectives on the Carmelites in Norfolk, to be published in December 2019, draws together recent research on the Friary, covering aspects of archaeology, landscape, history, geography, architectural history and medieval history. The...

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Events

Hidden stories and mysterious soundscapes in September

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 organisations, 5,500 events and 46,000 volunteers. This year’s festival, which starts on September 11, will be a bit different, due to Covid-19. As the organisers...

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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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Norfolk Archaeological Trust blog

‘bleated-into, grassy spaces’

‘bleated-into, grassy spaces’

Last month I visited Middleton Mount to carry out my regular site inspection and was accompanied by these inquisitive creatures. I’m always very happy to see the arrival of the sheep here in August when they begin their job of tidying up the long grass and smoothing...

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Hidden stories and mysterious soundscapes in September

Hidden stories and mysterious soundscapes in September

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 organisations, 5,500 events and 46,000 volunteers. This year’s festival, which starts on September 11, will be a bit different, due to Covid-19. As the organisers...

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Access: finding a balance

Access: finding a balance

A phenomenon of the COVID-19 crisis has been a nation-wide increase in visits to outdoor spaces. This is reflected in the high numbers of people visiting national parks, city parks and beaches as seen on the news.  We have also seen increases in visitors to NAT sites,...

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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...

read more
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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Something ageless in difficult times

Something ageless in difficult times

I thought this month a poem might be the best solution to the problem of what to write in these difficult and disrupted times.  Here's a poem by Thomas Hardy that touches on the ancient and the personal, through a memory of the Roman road of his childhood landscape....

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Time to get involved?

Time to get involved?

Now that spring is definitely on its way – the blackthorn blossoming, the ewes appearing at some of our sites – we are starting to gear up for the coming season of school visits and guided tours. These activities at Burgh Castle Fort, St Benet’s Abbey and Caistor...

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