Welcome to the Clifton Antiquarian Club Website

Clifton Antiquarian Club is based in Bristol, although members are distributed across the southern half of England and Wales. We seek to promote a better understanding of our archaeological heritage and meet on several occasions during the year for lectures, tours and research projects. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or are interested in getting involved.

Club News and Announcements 

Christmas Trip

We’ll be doing our annual Christmas trip on Saturday December 1st this year. It’ll be based in Bristol and will involve a fair bit of walking! See Bristol Tavern Christmas Walk flyer for more details.

Excursion to Portugal

For this October we have organised a trip to Evora in the southern region of the Alentejo. This area is packed with historical and archaeological sites! To find out more read the flyer Portugal 2018

 Groundbreaking Dig in Guernsey!

In excavations kindly sponsored by the Vale Commons Council in Guernsey, Clifton Antiquarian Club have been investigating some interesting earthworks in the north of the island. The results look promising and could lead to more work in 2019!

 Le Trépied the Oldest Channel Island Passage Grave!

In the May 2017 excavation we obtained samples of charcoal that have enabled us to establish the the construction and use phases of the monument. Read our Press Release here!

 Events 2018

We are planning Lansdown lectures, day trips, overnight excursions and our trip abroad. Keep an eye on this website for further details.