The thanetarch website is maintained by the Trust for Thanet Archaeology, a charitable trust that provides professional archaeological services to developers, educational activities to the community and maintains the Virtual Museum of Thanet's Archaeology.

We're updating our website at the moment, so there may be some occasions when it will be offline.

Archaeological Services

All planning and development related archaeological services are provided by the professional staff of the Trust. Follow the menu link for contact details and information.

Virtual Museum

The Virtual Museum

The Virtual Museum of Thanet's archaeology can be found by following the links on the menu or wherever you see the museum image.

To find out how you can learn about the archaeology of Thanet, see the important sites in the area and do archaeological activities with the Trust for Thanet Archaeology follow the links under the! image for events and quicklinks to information.

Find out about our latest events


Publications available to order from the Trust include a comprehensive overview of the area's archaeology in The Isle of Thanet from Prehistory to the Norman Conquest published by the History Press/Tempus.

Our latest publication is Augustine's First Footfall by Gerald Moody which explores the possible landing sites in Thanet of Augustine's mission to the English in 597 AD.

Underground Thanet by Rod LeGear book explores our rich heritage of caves, tunnels, quarries, mines and air raid shelters, as well as the important vistor attractions like the Shell Grotto at Margate and the Margate Caves. The book also explores Ramsgate's air raid shelter complex and many other sites that make up Underground Thanet.

We now have stock of an interesting book Artistic Thanet by Richard Lewis which explores the characters and history of Thanet's artistic heritage.

Follow this link to order any of these books from the Trust Publications list...