Colchester Young Archaeologists

What is the Young Archaeologists’ Club? 

The Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) is the only UK-wide club where 8–16 year olds can participate in real archaeology and discover why it matters. If you want to become a professional archaeologist in the future or just feel like taking up an amazing new hobby, YAC is the right place for you!

Our YAC members take part in all sorts of fantastic, hands-on activities, such as excavation, working with artefacts, visiting historical sites and undertaking experimental archaeology. We explore all eras of human history, such as the Romans, Vikings, Ancient Egyptians and Victorians.


As a YAC member, you will also have access to the YAC Pass, which gives you free or discounted entry to hundreds of heritage sites across the UK, including those run by English Heritage, Historic Environment Scotland and Cadw.

If any young people are interesting in joining, please click here for more information…


Our Young Archaeologists have been busy!

Caught in a Treacherous Tudor Web” is the title of the exciting new @eh_shoutoutloud-funded project launched on 20/11/21. Showcasing 24 pieces of artwork created by the talented members of our Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club. Read the blog to find out more…

Click here for the Caught in a Treacherous Tudor Web map.