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Young archaeologists club

NPT Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) is based at Neath Library and is open to everyone aged 8–16 years.

The club meets with the Council for British Archaeology YAC network once a month, usually on the second Saturday, from 1pm to 3pm.

Sessions are free to members but need to be booked in advance.

What we do

The club provides an opportunity for young people to discover how archaeology can help us learn about our ancestors by:

  • visiting local historic sites and buildings
  • examining real artefacts
  • investigate archaeology with experts
  • discover how things were made through experimental craft activities
  • use modern technology to recreate the past

Previous sessions have included:

  • a guided walk around Parc le Breos burial chamber
  • pre-historic cat hole cave
  • flint knapping and antler carving with an experimental archaeologist
  • landscape archaeology recording techniques
  • hands on excavations at a local heritage site
  • visits from the Museum of London Archaeology


The club provides opportunities for budding archaeologists to:

  • meet real archaeologists
  • learn new skills
  • make new friends
  • enjoy various activities
  • develop confidence
  • learn more about their ancestors
  • engage with their locality

If you’d like to get involved with NPT YAC, become a member or find out more about the club, please contact:

NPT Young Archaeologists’ Club