The Norfolk Archaeological & Historical Research Group

Norfolk's local history and archaeology club

Welcome to the website of the Norfolk Archaeological & Historical Research Group

What we do

NAHRG is for anyone interested in Norfolk's history, archaeology or landscape archaeology.

We have monthly talks from October to April each year, including one joint meeting with the Norfolk & Norwich Archaeological Society. These are on a wide range of subjects, usually with a local bias. They include talks by members on their own research but we also invite specialists from outside, both amateur and professional.

We have close links with the Norfolk Historic Environment Service, the Norfolk Record Office, the Norfolk Museums Service and the Centre of East Anglian Studies and often have speakers from them.

These talks are free to members; and non-members thinking of joining are welcome to sample one or two without charge to help them decide.

We organise summer events, including local history study days and visits to places of interest, with guides wherever possible.

We encourage members to undertake their own research and can offer help and advice. We also carry out research projects when there is sufficient demand and can put members in touch with other projects in and around the county.

We help members to get involved in fieldwork and excavations and have even organised our own digs. Here is a link to the most recent one.

We issue the NAHRG Newsletter twice a year to keep members up to date with our talks and other events. It also includes short local history and archaeology articles, book reviews and reports of our lectures for members unable to attend.

Our bulletin 'The Annual' is issued once a year and contains longer or more scholarly articles. Members are encouraged to use it to publish their research but there are often articles by professional archaeologists and local historians as well.

The Newsletter and Annual are both sent free to members as part of their membership. Copies of back issues will be added to the relevant pages of this site when time permits.

NAHRG is a member of the Federation of Norfolk Historical & Archaeological Organisations and we send our members copies of its twice-yearly calendar of events across the county.

If you have any questions, we'd be happy to answer them. Please use the form on the Contact Us page; or feel free to ring us or to write.