Archaeology Organisations in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Archaeology Organisations

All Party Parliamentary Archaeology Group

An all-party group of MPs and Peers in the Palace of Westminster with an interest in archaeology.

Association for Environmental Archaeology

Group includes study of prehistoric economies, holds conferences, and publishes journal. Envarch

Association for Industrial Archaeology

Shares interest in preserving, researching, recording and presenting Britain's industrial past, heritage, architecture, and transport history.

Association of Archaeological Illustrators and Surveyors

Association for those engaged in all aspects of professional archaeological illustration and survey. Includes membership information, members' gallery and publications list.

Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers UK

Embraces aspect of the historic environment that includes archaeology, built environment and historic landscapes.

Bristol and Avon Archaeological Society

Presenting information on the society's archaeology journal and news, plus details of membership and the events programme.

British Brick Society

Promotes the study and recording of all aspects of the archaeology and history of bricks, brickmaking and brickwork.

British Cave Research Association

Promotes study of caves, collects and publishes speleological information, and organizes educational and scientific conferences and meetings. bcra_speleology

British Epigraphy Society

Explores the membership and events of this scholarly society.

Council for British Archaeology

An educational charity working to involve people, and promote the appreciation of the historic environment. Includes their history, their regional network, activities and projects, publications, news, and details of fieldwork opportunities.

Council for Independent Archaeology

Campaigns against the dangers of over-centralisation in archaeology, and for the importance of maintaining and supporting a thriving independent sector.

Dyfed Archaeological Trust

One of the four Welsh Archaeological Trusts, Working to help protect, record and interpret the historic environment. dyfedarch

Early Materials' Forum

Interest includes analytical study of archaeological and historical materials.

The Finds Research Group

A forum for people interested in or researching artefacts of the Anglo-Saxon, Viking, medieval and post-medieval periods.

Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust

Maintains the Regional Historic Environment Record for southeast Wales. GGAT

Hinckley Field Walking Group

Finds, records and interprets historical archaeological evidence of occupation in Hinckley area.

Institute for Archaeologists

Organisation promotes standards and ethics for conserving, managing, understanding and promoting heritage.

Institute of Conservation

Helps improve understanding on conservation and preservation of cultural heritage.

Medieval Pottery Research Group

Bring together people with interests in pottery vessels and post-Roman ceramic building materials.

Nautical Archaeology Society

Portsmouth based association dedicated to advancing education in nautical archaeology. Details conferences, publications and membership information.

Northern Ireland Archaeology Forum

Encourage cooperative action to raise archaeology up the politicial and public agendas in Northern Ireland.

The Prehistoric Society

Provides a programme of meetings and lectures nationwide; includes details of membership, grants and awards, publications, news, and contacts.


Home of the British Archaeological Trust, which campaigns to preserve and save archaeological and heritage sites around the country.

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

Compiles information through survey, record and interpretation of terrestrial and maritime archaeological and historical sites, structures and landscapes. RCAHMWales

Royal Irish Academy

Recognizes learning and programs in areas of Ireland's heritage.

Society for Church Archaeology

Promotes the study of churches and other places of worship, along with their associated monuments and landscapes; with details of their research, publications, newsletter, and conferences.

Society for Interdisciplinary Studies

Considers global cosmic catastrophes in recording cultures and ancient traditions.

Society for Medieval Archaeology

Established to study evidence of our medieval past as found in buildings, landscapes, buried remains and artefacts. Publications, news, events, projects, and how to join.

Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology

Promotes archaeology of late medieval to industrial society in Britain and Europe, publishes publication, and holds conferences.

Society of Antiquaries of London

Charged in 1751 with "the encouragement, advancement and furtherance of the study and knowledge of the antiquities and history of this and other countries"; provides information about their resources, museum and library, and grants programme.

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Established to study the antiquities and history of Scotland, especially by archaeological research. Includes information about membership, publications, and their programme of meetings and conferences.

South Worcestershire Archaeological Group

Records archaeological landscape through earthwork surveys, fieldwork, hedgerow recording and documentary research.

Subterranea Britannica

Society studies and investigates man-made and used underground places, and shows categories of underground excavations.

Young Archaeologists' Club

Offers information on the club's magazine, Young Archaeologist of the Year annual competition and local groups for children aged 8-16. Also includes fact sheets and games.

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