The Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland

Andrew Millard, President.

Hello and Welcome to the official Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland website.The Society was founded in 1861 and has, since that time, pursued an active programme of lectures, field trips and publications.

Based in Durham, but with interests throughout the region, it aims to provide an opportunity for all those interested in archaeology and architectural history to find out more, visit places of interest and experience hands on activities.

There are monthly meetings from September to June, with public lectures covering areas of local, regional and international interest. Most lectures take place in Durham, but the AGM in May is generally held elsewhere in the region and is combined with a trip to a site of particular interest to the Society. In December there is a Members Meeting, where individuals can talk about their own research interests and bring artefacts for identification and discussion. Excursions are organised in the summer.

Andrew Millard

The Architectural and Archaeological Society
of Durham and Northumberland.





Portable Antiquities Scheme

Portable Antiquities Scheme

The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a DCMS funded project to encourage the voluntary recording of archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales. Every year many thousands of objects are discovered, many of these by metal-detector users, but also by people whilst out walking, gardening or going about their daily work. Such discoveries offer an important source for understanding our past.

The Portable Antiquities Scheme
Durham University Department of Archaeology

Department of Archaeology

Durham is one of the leading centres for archaeology in the UK being ranked fourth in their subject in the Times Good University Guide 2013 and the Complete University Guide 2013. This is testimony to the Department's success in all aspects of the university experience. Their research is internationally significant and is currently judged best in the UK for Archaeology.

Durham University Department of Archaeology

Durham Museum and Heritage Centre

Bamburgh Research Project

Roman Binchester Research Project