Our Resources


York Archaeological Trust’s collections and archives contain artefacts conserved over 45 years of archaeological activity, in-house publications and a collection of digital images available subject to permitted use.


Photo Library

York Archaeological Trust’s photo library contains a collection of photographs from past archaeological activity. Photos are available to purchase on a license agreement but in some cases are available to use for free.

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Our Collection

Our collection is one of the largest outside London. It reflects professional standards in care of retrieval, detail of recording, and research and scientific analysis.

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York Archaeological Trust has a long-standing record of in-house publication offering information for public interest and the wider dissemination of archaeological and historical knowledge.

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Educational Resources

You can access our ‘Shaking Hands with the Past’ videos produced specifically for a school’s audience and our ‘Knowledge Packs’ are created to provide guidance and support for those seeking to engage in heritage projects.

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Research Projects

Our collection is one of the most extensive in the UK and is of local, regional and national importance. We have developed our research and access strategy with finding from the Arts Council.

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Archive Services

The York Archaeological Trust archive contains a wealth of documents and records is currently undergoing an extensive update to offer a modern, accessible service.

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