Caistor Roman Town excavations
Castle Acre
Flint and brickwork at Mannington Hall

Who we are and what we do

Throughout its history, the NNAS has attracted people who are interested in the archaeology and history of Norfolk. Our membership includes amateur and professional archaeologists, but the vast majority of members are simply those who are fascinated by the history, archaeology, buildings and ancient sites in the area in which they live.

The Society's aim is to promote the study of the science of archaeology, which includes:

  • the study of the history, architecture and antiquities of Norfolk
  • the collection and publication of information on the ancient art and monuments of the County
  • the encouragement of individuals and public bodies in undertaking research and excavations
  • the prevention of injury to and destruction of all kinds of objects of archaeological value.

We offer a programme of monthly lectures every autumn and winter. In the warmer months, we organise excursions to sites, houses and churches in various parts of Norfolk and further afield.

Norfolk Archaeology, the leading academic journal for the archaeology and history of Norfolk, is published annually and is sent free of charge to full members. Members also receive newsletters in the spring and autumn.

We have an extensive library which members can use for their own research.

We offer grants to individuals and bodies engaged in research and conservation projects connected with Norfolk's heritage.

Our policy and constitution documents are available here.

Join us! You will be entering a community of people who are all keen on learning more about all aspects of Norfolk's past. However, our interest is not confined to Norfolk's borders. You will also have the opportunity to join excursions and trips that take us further afield, while some talks in our annual lecture series deal with research and findings from other parts of the world.

Founded 1846
Patron: Her Majesty the Queen
Registered Charity Number: 311 116
Registered Address: 64 The Close, Norwich, NR1 4DH