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Canterbury Archaeological Trust

The Canterbury Archaeological Trust was formed in 1975 to undertake excavations, research, publication and the presentation of the results of its work to the public.

We employ a team of highly qualified and experienced field archaeologists and specialists. Funded almost entirely through our commercial activities, research, education and publication are still very much at the heart of what we do.

Key Trust activities

  • We undertake archaeological fieldwork across SE England and desk-based research
  • We record standing buildings of historic and archaeological interest
  • We provide planning consultation and advice
  • We are the Investigating Authority for the Canterbury Area of Archaeological Importance
  • We publish reports of our work, both popular and academic
  • We manage the Archaeology in Education Service (AES) for Kent schools and colleges


Who to contact

01227 462062

Where to go

Canterbury Archaeological Trust
92A Broad Street

PLEASE NOTE: the nearest public car park is Queningate, which is 250m from our office.

Other Details

Cost details
Annual Membership: Only £20 a year (minimum). If you pay tax
you can complete a Gift Aid Declaration
enabling us to reclaim tax at no expense to you.

Full-time students (secondary school

undergraduate and postgraduate)
and UB40 holders are entitled to half-price annual subscription.
Referral and availability notes

Canterbury Archaeological Trust is committed to encouraging enthusiasts and providing opportunities for people to get involved. Wherever possible we welcome volunteers to help both on excavations and in the finds shed and we have an active Friends organisation.

Our third series of archaeology courses starts in September. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Contact Andrew Richardson or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to find out how you can get involved.


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