Norfolk Archaeological Trust blog

On community archaeology

This month I was lucky enough to spend a week at the Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project (SHARP) in north-west Norfolk.

On how local volunteers make a difference

The term ‘community engagement’ is often used by heritage organisations to describe a principal aspiration for their sites – but what does it mean?

On having fun

Does having fun when you visit a historic site necessarily mean that you're not taking it seriously?

Where are we? Where are we going? Why? How will we get there?

These are the questions the Trust aims to answer as it begins the work to produce a new Strategic Plan - and we would like your ideas!

On heritage interpretation

Last month the Trust assigned the contract for a new Natural England-funded scheme of interpretation at Caistor Roman Town to a locally-based company, Heritage Destination Consulting (HDC) who will be working in partnership with Jam Creative Studios (JCS). 

On the importance of sheep, and dog leads

Some people might be surprised to know that much of the Trust’s regular income comes from the Rural Payment Agency - our current land holding is around 128 hectares (316 acres).

On how to get involved

In the months since I was appointed I’ve been meeting the people and organisations who support or are connected to the work of the Trust at each of our sites. It’s clear that many local people treasure these places and would like the opportunity to become more involved in looking after them.

On what we do

What does the Norfolk Archaeological Trust do?

That is a question I’ve been asked many times since I took up my new role as Director of the Trust. My answer is that the Trust has been quietly acquiring, protecting and conserving sites and buildings of archaeological and historic interest in the county for over 90 years. 

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