Young Archaeologists' Clubs

The Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) is the only club for young people interested in archaeology. We have a network of local clubs across the UK where 8–16 year olds can get their hands mucky doing real archaeology. Each club is run by a team of adult volunteers.

There are currently six Young Archaeologists' Club Branches across Yorkshire. Most meet once a month, usually on a Saturday, and they are a great way for young people between 8 and 16 to learn more about archaeology in their area and make new friends.

See below for details of each branch.

YAC Branches are run by teams of volunteers totalling nearly 600 nationwide! The volunteers generously give up their free time to help young people get inspired by archaeology and find out more about their local heritage.

YAC Branches cover a huge range of different activities. Members might find themselves, finding out how archaeologists excavate, trying a hand at historic crafts such as spinning and weaving or flint knapping, visiting interesting archaeological or heritage sites, trying out food from different periods of time, learning how to identify artefacts, process finds, analyse pottery, survey graveyards and much, much more!

Each branch organises an action-packed programme of activities, field trips and events.

More information about Young Archaeologists Clubs can be found on the YAC website

Barnsley and Rotherham YAC

Barnsley and Rotherham YAC

Contact:Megan Clement Tel:01226 773728 Email:greatplace@barnsley.gov.uk Barnsley and Rotherham YAC is open to everyone aged 8–16…

Kirklees YAC

Kirklees YAC

Contact:Frances Hobart Tel:01484 663201 Kirklees YAC is open to everyone aged 8–16 years. YAC clubs…

Leeds YAC

Leeds YAC

Contact:Louise Martin Tel:07986 924962 Email:leedsyac@gmail.com Leeds YAC is open to everyone aged 8–16 years. YAC…

Moors and Valleys YAC

Moors and Valleys YAC

Contact:Maria-Elena Calderón Tel:01439 772700 Email:yac@northyorkmoors.org.uk Web:www.northyorkmoors.org.uk Moors & Valleys YAC is open to everyone aged…

Pontefract YAC

Pontefract YAC

Contact:Ian Downes Tel:01924 223373 Email:ponteyac@outlook.com Pontefract YAC is open to everyone aged 8–16 years. YAC…

York YAC

York YAC

Contact:Sarah Drewell Email:yacyorkbranch@gmail.com Web:www.sites.google.com/site/yacyork York YAC is open to everyone aged 8–16 years. YAC clubs…

Sheffield YAC

Sheffield YAC

Contact:Diane Patchett Tel:0114 232 5497 / 07533 544737 Email:dragon.d@blueyonder.co.uk Sheffield YAC is open to everyone…