The Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society


The Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society (known until recently as the Yorkshire Archaeological Society) has promoted the study of Yorkshire’s past since 1863, when it was created as the Huddersfield Archaeological and Topographical Association.

On this site you'll find details of the society's historical and archaeological activities across Yorkshire - lectures, excursions, publications, projects - and links to its vibrant special interest sections.

The Society has recently sold its former premises at Claremont, on Clarendon Road in Leeds, and now has an office at Joseph's Well - please note that the Joseph's Well office is not open every day (see footer for address and  Contacts section for details of other ways to get in touch).

YAHS's fine library and archive collections have recently been rehoused in the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds.  Our archives are now fully available in the Brotherton Library Special Collections, together with those parts of our printed collection held for reference.  It will be somewhat longer until the whole of the Society's library will be accessible again, but members of the Society can join the University of Leeds Library and access all the books in the University's collections. For more details follow the 'Library and Archives' link.

We welcome new members to the society and its sections - please follow the 'Membership' link.