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!

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Caistor St Edmund Roman Town. Photograph: Nick Stone.

News and events


St Benet’s Abbey: 1000 years!

St Benet’s Abbey: 1000 years!

2019 is the 1000th year since the foundation of St Benet’s Abbey – quite an amazing thought, and well worth celebrating. The Friends of St Benet’s Abbey (TFoSBA) are taking forward an ambitious Heritage Lottery-funded project this year which will explore the long...

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Onwards and Upwards Project 2018-2020

Onwards and Upwards Project 2018-2020

Onwards & Upwards National Lottery funded project to create a sustainable future for monuments in NAT's care. In 2018 Norfolk Archaeological Trust received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant. Made possible by National Lottery players, the grant of £178,500...

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The bigger (and better) picture

The bigger (and better) picture

One of the most enjoyable parts of my work is inspecting our sites, which Natasha and I do on a regular basis. On these visits we look out for any health and safety issues which might affect our visitors – such as eye-level branches and twigs across paths (I always...

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St Benet’s Abbey guided tours 2019

The 2019 season of free guided tours at St Benet’s Abbey commence on Wednesday 1st May and finish on Sunday 29th September. Tours take place at 3pm on Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays throughout the season with the exception of – Sunday 9th June (Community Play at...

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Working with willow – St Benet’s Abbey

St Benet's Abbey: Working with Willow Wednesday 31 July at St Benet’s Abbey 10.00 – 3.00 pm Try your hand at willow weaving at St Benet’s Abbey with Withy Arts. No need to book - just find the larger-than-life monks near the Gatehouse and join in! Suitable for...

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Burnham Norton Friary. Photograph: Nick Stone.