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.

‚ÄčThe 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 took the decision to cancel the 2020 NVAT conference in the light of the Covid-19 epidemic. We are already planning a conference for 2021, which will be announced on the website and by email newsletter. 


NVAT would like to thank all those who bought tickets for this conference and then donated the return value to our funds. This has enabled NVAT to cover most of its organisational costs, which is deeply appreciated.

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. 

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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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