About Us

If you live in or near Cirencester and are interested in Archaeology or History, then the Cirencester Archaeological and Historical Society is for you.

The society has been in existence for over sixty years. In the early days it sponsored “digs” in the Cotswold area. As Archaeology is now well catered for in the planning system, we are free to concentrate on talks, visits, publications and various projects. 

Meetings are held from September to May, usually on the fourth Wednesday of each month. For this season they will mostly be held in Cirencester’s Ashcroft Church. We currently host the annual Croome Lecture in the Parish Church of St John Baptist. We also share a meeting with the Cirencester Science and Technology Society, sometimes at the Royal Agricultural University.