Andover History & Archaeology Society

About Us

Our Society was formed in 1991 by the union of two much older societies - Andover Archaeology Society founded in 1965 and Andover Local History Society founded in 1979.

We continue the traditions of those societies, promoting an interest in local history and working to preserve and protect features and items of historic and archaeological interest.   We encourage and support any members who have topics they want to study and bring original work to a wide audience through our various publications


We meet on the fourth Friday of each month (except June, July and August) usually at Andover Guildhall, but very occasionally in Andover Museum - please check the programme for each meeting.  Doors open at 7pm, with the bookstall available, and the evening programme starts at 7.30 pm.

Our annual Dacre Lecture is a public event and is given by an archaeologist or historian of national standing. The venue for this is given on our Programme page.

In June we have a guided walk around a local village or place of archaeological interest.

Registered Charity  1011050 

The Society maintains links with the Council for British Archaeology, the Hampshire Field Club, the Hampshire Archives Trust, and the British Association for Local History.

There is also regular contact with sister societies - Andover History Society and North Andover Historical Society - in Massachusetts, USA. Publications received from these organizations may be borrowed by members.

Those interested in research about people and places in the Andover area may find it helpful to contact Hampshire Archives and Local Studies