Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society is among the most active and expert archaeological societies in the UK.
The Society, originally called The Scarborough and District Archaeological Society, was founded in 1947 by a group of enthusiasts keen to preserve and research the rich archaeological inheritance of the area. Originally an excavating’ society, over the years their activities have expanded.
Each autumn and winter they have a series of lectures on archaeological, historical or architectural subjects, including the spring Invitation Lecture given by a prestigious speaker to which other local history societies are invited. In summer they arrange more informal events, in conjunction with other organisations such as the Civic Society, the Library and Heritage Open Days.