Category: National Organisations


Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers

A forum representing archaeologists working for local authorities in the UK, the association’s interests embrace every aspect of the historic environment including archaeology, the built environment and historic landscapes. ALGAO works in partnership with Government, English Heritage and other agencies to develop strategic policies and to promote best practice and the highest professional standards. Since […]


National Council For Metal Detecting

The National Council for Metal Detecting is a representative body of elected volunteers formed in 1981 to provide a means whereby responsible metal detector users would have a democratic forum to discuss problems affecting the hobby and to provide an authoritative voice to counter ill-informed and frequently misleading criticism of the hobby. Contact Details Web: […]

British Brick Society

Promotes research into all aspects of the archaeology and history of bricks, brick making and brick buildings. Members come from many backgrounds, predominantly from the UK, but also from abroad. 3-4 outings a year, newsletter BBS Information(ISSN 0960-7870) published 3 per year. Subscription ?10 per annum. Membership form on the website

Medieval Pottery Research Group

Research group founded to bring together people with an interest in the pottery vessels made, traded and used in Europe between the end of the Roman period and the 18th century. Annual conference and journal (Medieval Ceramics).

British Roman Navy, Classis Britannica

We are a small group of dedicated archaeologists who with others are focusing our knowledge on this subject. We intend to publish (via the internet), challenging new theories based upon factual data about the British Navy and other Roman Navies. As well as to run two pairs of workshops per year, for which we have […]

Association for the History of Glass Ltd

British branch of l’Association Internationale pour l’Histoire du Verre. One-day and weekend meetings. Publishes newsletter ‘Glass News’ twice a year.

UK Forts Club

Research into military sites. Has its own library and extensive archive on fortifications. Publishes the journal ‘Aldis’. Undertakes excavations when necessary. (WRONG TEL. NO, NO RECORD OF EXISTENCE)

Institute of Field Archaeologists

The Institute gives archaeologists the status to practise as recognised professionals. It develops and advertises standards and guidance for archaeological work, promotes high standards of vocational training, represents the profession to government and other bodies, provides an exchange of information and provides services for its members.

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