Welcome to the Nene Valley Archaeological Trust - NVAT

The Nene Valley has attracted people to live and do business since the Neolithic. The Nene Valley Archaeological Trust has been helping to discover, document and communicate the history of the area since 1958. 

We bring together professional archaeologists, we support local amateur groups, we lobby government, and we help focus funds and expertise on Nene Valley archaeology.

The NVAT is a charitable trust with strong academic credentials. We have been involved with archaeological excavations and studies of over 40 sites in the area. Please join our network to find out more about our activities and ways in which you can help continue our important work.

With regret, the trustees of the Nene Valley Archaeological Trust have taken the decision to cancel the 2020 NVAT conference in the light of the Covid-19 epidemic.


As a Charity with a Duty of Care, we do not believe that it is wise to bring an audience together in a relatively confined space, nor to ask the intended speakers to travel on public transport or to expose the volunteers from the St. Kyneburgha Trust to any potential exposure.


Those who have already made bookings will be contacted shortly regarding refund of ticket payments.

We are already planning a conference for 2021, which will be announced on the website and by email newsletter. The Trustees hope that you will understand their caution, and look forward to seeing you in the future.

Our programme of investigation at Durobrivae included an exploratory excavation in 2019.  The report on this dig is now available. Please help our work by making a donation. 

nvat sites

Explore over 40 sites where the Nene Valley Archaeological Trust or its associates have played a key role

Our own Roman town but also a publication which detailed archaeological work undertaken during the foundation of Peterborough new town

A capable 19th century antiquarian Artis has left us a valuable legacy in the form of detailed drawings of his excavations

News from the Nene Valley Archaeological Trust

News From Nene Valley Archaeological Trust

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