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 Support York Archaeological Trust


We are an independent educational charity, receiving no direct state grant or subsidy for our work.  Founded in 1972, we have sustained our activities by demonstrating the critical value of heritage to all, whilst delivering high quality research and public engagement.

A copy of our accounts for the financial year ending 31st March 2019 can be downloaded here.

Contact details of how you can get in touch regarding support for York Archaeological Trust can be found at the bottom of the page.


What does York Archaeological Trust contribute to the local economy?

  • JORVIK Viking Centre has contributed over £500million to York’s economy since opening in 1984

  • Operates 4 other York heritage attractions: Barley HallDIGRichard III Experience, and Henry VII Experience, in addition to JORVIK Viking Centre

  • Welcomes around 500,000 visitors in total to YAT activities

  • In addition to JORVIK Viking Festival puts on more than 300 events each year

  • Employs over 200 people

  • Is supported by nearly 400 volunteers, giving over 6,000 hours of support time

  • Has engaged over 3,000 people since 2001 in ‘Archaeology Live’ excavations

  • Runs archaeological and community research programmes from offices in Nottingham, Sheffield and Glasgow, as well as York.



Discover how donations helped York Archaeological Trust re-imagine JORVIK Viking Centre following severe flood damage.


 How You Can Support Us


Your donations are paramount in enabling York Archaeological Trust to fulfil its mission of ‘Building Better Lives Through Heritage’. If you feel the time is right, and you would like to help us, please consider the following:


Make a Donation


Leave a Legacy in Your Will


For More Information


Please support us to ensure we can continue to meet our Charitable aims. For an informal chat about legacies, donations and the other ways you can financially assist the Trust, please do so in the following ways:



☎ +44(0)1904 663008

Normal office hours: Mon-Fri, 09:00 - 17:00