Help needed with Beaumaris history and characterisation project.

Please book to attend the event by contacting Dan Amor at the Trust.

01248 366970


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In this, the centenary anniversary of the armistice, Gwynedd Archaeological Trust has been running a First World War recording project. Funded by Cadw, and with the help of volunteers, we've been recording Gwynedd's First World War memorials and memorialisation.

Join us on Sunday 4th November 2018 (10:00am – 4:00pm) at Menai Bridge memorial hall for our special open day. You'll be able to find out more on the project as well as view a photographic exhibition of some of the poignant images we've captured so far. You don't have to book a place, just pop in. Free tea and coffee.

The open day will also feature Menai Heritage's ‘Menai Heritage and World War I' community project. Supported by the HLF, this project focused on the effect the Great War had on the people of Menai Bridge.

There's limited on-street parking adjacent to the memorial hall, therefore we suggest you might want to consider other parking options around the town (please note – some of these car parks are pay and display).

We're also running two guided walks on the day, visiting the First World War memorial on nearby Church Island. If you'd like to join us for either of the guided walks you'll need to book a place – to do so please contact Dan Amor 01248 366970.

For more information contact Dan Amor: 01248 366970


Open Doors 2018

An exclusive opportunity to view a private collection of Neolithic stone axe heads!

Open Doors 2018 at Gwynedd Archaeological Trust

As part of Open Doors 2018 our offices in Bangor will be open to the public on Sunday 23rd September. The opening hours will be from 10:00am to 4:00pm. You'll be able to find out about some of the Trust's recent work, there will also be a one-off opportunity to view a private collection of Neolithic stone axe heads found in the Llanfairfechan area, courtesy of David Jones.

If you'd like to come along just pop in between 10:00am and 4:00pm on Sunday the 23rd . There's no charge and you don't have to book.

We're also running an archaeological walk around Bangor on the morning of the 23rd – but you will need to book for that as spaces are limited. Contact Dan Amor if you'd like to book a place: - 01248 366970

Parking's a bit tight at GAT so we suggest parking at the nearby Leisure Centre car park (free), a five minute walk away: (map). There are also other parking options nearer Bangor city centre, and some limited street parking nearby. If mobility is difficult there are some parking spaces at our offices which you can use.

Link to Open Doors on the Cadw website.

Help Gwynedd Archaeological Trust record the memorials of the First World War

In this, the centenary year of the Armistice, Gwynedd Archaeological Trust is running a memorial recording project and would like your help to do this. The recording process will involve photography and recording sheets, along with the possibility of archival research.

If you'd like to get involved, contact us: 01248 366970. We'll explain how you can help us record an area or group of memorials close to where you live. You can view / download a copy of the recording guidelines / recording form below:

Recording Guidance

Recording Form

Information on our wider First World War project

David Hopewell awarded the GT Clark prize for his work on Roman sites in North Wales

David Hopewell, a senior Archaeologist at GAT was presented with the 2018 G.T.Clark prize by the outgoing chairman of the Cambrian Archaeological Association Professor Prys Morgan. The prize was for “quality in published work on the Roman archaeology of Wales and the Marches”.

This was in acknowledgement of many important discoveries made during a comprehensive Cadw grant-aided resurvey of the majority of Roman sites in Gwynedd and beyond using geophysics, community excavation, and field survey. In addition two ground-breaking sites were discovered and investigated; a Roman settlement at Tai Cochion and a fortlet at Cemlyn Bay (both on Anglesey).

The results have been published in three academic papers in Britannia, one in Archaeologia Cambrensis, a book “Roman Roads in North-West-Wales” and also in the standard textbook on Roman Wales "Roman Frontiers in Wales and the Marches". 

The award also acts as an acknowledgement of an often overlooked aspect of the Welsh Archaeological Trusts' work, namely the production of large amounts of important new information all of which is made accessible to the public either via the Historic environment record or/and in publications.  This forms the basis for ongoing research in many aspects of the history and heritage of Wales.


Archaeological Walks 2018-19

Click here for a PDF of our public walks programme

Free but booking is essential.

We advise booking early – our walks filled up quickly last time!

Contact Dan Amor to book a place:

01248 366970

Gwynedd Archaeological Trust wins IPics Award

Ymddiriedolaeth Archaeolegol Gwynedd wedi ennill gwobr ICiPS

We are very pleased to announce that Gwynedd Archaeolgical Trust together with Natural Resources Wales and the three other Welsh Archaeological Trusts (Dyfed Archaeological Trust, Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust and Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust) won an award at the Annual ICiPS Awards 2018 for Collaboration.

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