Young Archaeologists' Club
The Young Archaeologists' Club nationally began in 1972 by two young people with a keen interest in archaeology. The Club now has over 60 local branches across the United Kingdom and over 3,000 members.
Leicestershire has a thriving club which was set up in 1995 with many young people already registered. It meets monthly, mostly in Leicester with occasional meetings around the county and summer field trips and activities.
In recent years, the Leicestershire group has been involved with:
- fieldwalking at Bosworth Battlefield
- excavating at Leicester Abbey, Abbey Park
There is no local membership fee, but there is a small membership charge to join the national Young Archaeologists' Club.
This membership gives you a certificate, badge and membership card, a regular magazine packed with the latest news, a chance to enter the Young Archaeologist of the Year Award competition and the YAC Pass. The YAC Pass is a passport to the past which is packed full of special offers designed especially for YAC UK members such as free or discounted entry at over 160 museums and heritage sites across the UK and exclusive deals with some organisations. YAC Pass holders can gain free entrance to Snibston and Bosworth Battlefield (only when entering with one full paying adult).
Plus much, much more! Visit the Young Archaeologist Club website for full details of the national club.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details of Leicestershire Branch activities.
Digging at Abbey Park 2008
A Fleur-de-lis uncovered at Abbey Park 2008
The Young Archaeologists' Club is managed by the Council for British Archaeology (CBA).
Page Last Updated: 26 April 2013