There are many ways to become involved in enjoying,
learning about and caring for Kent’s heritage.
Kent is full of great historic places to
visit. There are Neolithic tombs, Iron Age hill forts, Roman
forts, Medieval castles and even a Cold War bunker. From time to
time there are opportunities to visit an archaeological site to see
the past emerging before your eyes.
Kent County Council has a Community Archaeologist who organises
excavations and surveys at Shorne Woods
Country Park and other places in Kent. Visit our community archaeology section for more
A great way to learn more about the heritage of Kent and your
local area in particular, is to join a local
history or archaeology society.
To find out about fieldwork, lectures and talks, you can visit
Archaeological Society website. They also produce
publications and a newsletter for its members. Alternatively, there
are many sources of reading materials and a wide range of adult
education and university courses that can help.
To learn more about your town or village, you could use
the Historic Environment
Record or visit us to use the heritage conservation
resources that we maintain. The Kent Archives
Service can help you to carry out additional documentary
research and may have information about your family and house.
If you think that an archaeological site or historic building is
being damaged, or if you discover something that may be of historic
interest, please see our guidance on how you
can report it to us.