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.

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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


Special Award for NAT!

Special Award for NAT!

We are delighted that one of NAT's 2022 Heritage Open Days events has been celebrated in their alternative New Year's Honours List! Having worked on many HODS events over the years, using the theme of Astounding Inventions last year to create an eye catching event was...

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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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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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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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Burnham Norton Friary. Photograph: Nick Stone.