Wessex Archaeology is the UK’s leading provider of archaeological and heritage services, and an educational charity. 

Established for 40 years, we offer an unrivalled range of services above ground, below ground and underwater, delivered by over 320 industry experts from an international network of offices

We work in partnership with our clients across a variety of sectors to deliver practical, sustainable solutions to effectively manage heritage risk. Our experience and knowledge help our clients achieve successful planning outcomes, engage communities and stakeholders, and enhance the value of national historical assets.

As a registered charity, community engagement is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to promoting education in science, the arts, culture and heritage. The knowledge gained through serving our commercial clients is used to enhance the experiences of individuals, communities, and organisations alike.   


Our Vision

We want everyone to understand and appreciate the intrinsic value of cultural heritage for its social, economic and cultural benefits.

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Our Charitable Aims

We’re a registered educational charity, promoting the education of the public in the arts, science, heritage and culture.
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