"A society for people interested in exploring, researching and preserving the history and archaeology of Great Yarmouth "
The Great Yarmouth Branch of the Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society was founded on 24th January 1888 as a charitable organisation for people to meet, discuss and share their interest in heritage, history and archaeology. In February 1953, members sought independence and became the Great Yarmouth and District Archaeological Society.
In May 2009, in order to reflect members' changing interests, the Society's name was changed to the Great Yarmouth Local History and Archaeological Society.
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Young History and Archaeologists Club
Led by members of the Society and in partnership with Norfolk Museum Service and Historic England the Young History and Archaeologists Club endeavours to inspire young people to explore, discover and have fun with history.
YHAC is hoping to resume monthly meetings at the Time and Tide Museum from January 2022.
To find out more click here
News and Updates:
Journals and Monographs
Archive copies of the Society's annual journal are now available to view online. To find out more click here
A selection the Society's monographs have been made freely available to read online. To find out more click here.
The Picture of Yarmouth: 200 Years of Built Heritage.
Supported by the Heritage Fund, the Society has produced a book to celebrate the bicentenary of John’s Preston’s title. The publication shows how Preston's buildings appear today and also includes descriptions and illustrations of iconic local buildings as chosen by the people of Yarmouth in 2018/19. To find out more click here
In addition, an educational booklet has been designed to support local schools studying history at KS2 & 3. This can be downloaded for free by clicking here.
GYLHAS is a registered Charity No 277272 and is affiliated to the Council for British Archaeology
Next Meeting: Friday 19th November
‘What the Victorians Threw Away’ Includes details of the dig on
Yarmouth Recreation Ground
By Dr Tom Licence, Professor of Medieval History & Consumer Culture Director,
Centre for East Anglian Studies, UEA
Click here to view the full programme of GYLHAS events