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How to Join YAC UK

YYF TT P2006 The Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) is the only UK-wide club for young people aged up to 17. The club is run by Council for British Archaeology (CBA), an educational charity working for 70 years to promote ‘Archaeology for All’. YAC’s vision is for all young people to have opportunities to be inspired and excited by archaeology, and to empower them to help shape its future.

Over the next year we are going to be making some changes to YAC, including building a brilliant, brand-new website, which we want your help to design. The website will be packed with incredible archaeological activities to try at home, and will highlight our amazing YAC Branches. There will be ideas about places to visit, and a blog to keep you up to date with archaeological news and events. All this will be available completely free of charge to everyone.

Tell us what you’d like to find on our new website by doing our quick survey.

The new website for young archaeologists will be regularly updated with content for young people of all ages. It will replace the existing printed Young Archaeologist magazine, and as it will be freely available we will no longer need to charge anyone to join YAC - so far more young people will be able to get involved. If you’re a YAC UK member now; don’t worry - you’ll still be able to access the amazing content you get through the post now, and it’ll be free, and you will be able to access it anytime you want it! We’ve written to all YAC UK members to let them know how the changes will affect their membership, so look out for your letter in the post. If you have any questions, please do contact us.

You can buy our bumper celebration Winter issue of Young Archaeologist in our special YAC Christmas gift pack for just £11. To do so, visit our web shop


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External Internet Safety Links

External websites are out of the control of The Young Archaeologists’ Club. Whilst we have carried out an initial check that the content of the website is suitable for The Young Archaeologists’ Club age range, The Young Archaeologists’ Club is not responsible for the content of these external sites. If you feel that the link is unsuitable, please do let us know.

CEOP’s Thinkuknow website also provides films and games to play on how to stay safer online. Childnet has produced a range of online safety resources including Chatdanger.com and Know IT All