Welcome to York Archaeology

Building Better Lives Through Heritage

York Archaeology is a self-funded educational Charity and a leading professional archaeological organisation operating throughout the UK. Founded in 1972, we have a reputation for delivering high quality investigation and research for a broad range of clients and partners. Through public, community and educational projects events, along with our world-class visitor attractions, we engage with over 1.2 million people each year from our offices in York, Sheffield and Nottingham.

For 50 years we have been the leading organisation in delivering archaeological services to a broad range of clients and partners, and presenting the results of our work through world-class public engagement and visitor attraction experiences. Discover more about us by using the links below.

About Us

Founded in 1972 York Archaeology is an independent educational charity that has built a reputation on providing high-quality professional services across the UK.

Explore York Archaeology

Our activities are broadly categorised across six group activities You can learn more about them here. 

Our Story

York Archaeology is now in its 50th year. Learn more about how we have grown and changed in that time. 

Our Staff

Over 200 people work across our four UK offices and four visitor attractions. We are also grateful to have over 100 volunteers providing essential support and knowledge to our cause.

Get Involved

There are so many ways to get involved in sharing the unique heritage of York; from volunteer and placement opportunities to the chance to be part of engaging community projects or even jobs & careers across our departments.