Andrew Thompson is an archaeologist and historian who has spent his working life exploring, explaining and interpreting the history and heritage of South West England.
He has over 25 years’ experience teaching, lecturing and leading history and archaeology guided walks and tours. Andrew believes passionately in bringing history and heritage to life so that they are accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. He has worked with a wide range of organisations including National Trust, U3As, history societies, young archaeology clubs, cubs and brownies, youth and community groups, schools, lifelong learning providers and universities.
Andrew is based in the market town of Tavistock which is a gateway to the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. He is a consultant to the Tavistock World Heritage Site Key Centre Steering Group for whom he recently produced an interpretation strategy. He has also been commissioned by the Tamar Valley Mining Heritage Project to produce interpretation panels in the town.
Andrew combines freelance work with managing the Museum of Dartmoor Life.