Historical environment

We help and support communities and the general public to develop and deliver community-led projects which explore, record, interpret and promote Norfolk’s historic environment.

We lead on the delivery of community engagement work and outreach within the Historic Environment Service. Events are organised throughout the year, in partnership with other organisations.

We provide training and supervision to community groups and individuals in archaeological techniques such as field-walking, test pitting and recording of heritage assets.

We also provide advice and input for groups putting together projects relating to Norfolk’s historic environment and coordinate volunteer and student placements within the Historic Environment Service.

If you would like further information on volunteering within the Historic Environment Service or would like advice and support on a community led project, email Amanda Rix or telephone 01362 869394.

Monument monitoring in Thetford Forest

Thetford Forest contains a large number of archaeological sites, including burial mounds, deserted settlements, rabbit warrens, historic buildings, flint mines and World War Two military remains.

Many of the features survive as earthworks, with others known from below-ground remains and surface artefact scatters.

Working in partnership with the Forestry Commission, Suffolk County Council and English Heritage, the Norfolk Monuments Management Project is looking for volunteers who are willing to monitor the condition of earthworks in the forest.

If you visit Thetford Forest on a regular basis and are interested in learning more about archaeological sites or if you are keen to become actively involved in archaeology, this could be the project for you.