Norfolk Archaeological Trust blog

Tudors out, Romans in - the unforeseen consequences of curriculum change

A recent headline in the Daily Mirror read ‘Henry VIII's life ruined by Michael Gove as National Curriculum changes bite’. This attention-grabbing statement refers to recent changes made to the delivery of history in schools.

On heritage still at risk

Recently published statistics on the number of scheduled monuments at risk nationally serve as a sharp reminder of why we are lucky that the Norfolk Archaeological Trust exists.

On interpretation – a never ending story

During September the final touches were being made to the design of the new interpretation scheme at Caistor Roman Town, ready for production.

On how calcium carbonate at historic sites helps wildlife thrive

A magical visit to Warham Camp last month reminded me of the significance historic sites can have in providing micro-habitats for flora and fauna.

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).

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