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, universities and lifelong learning providers, schools, U3As, history and archaeology societies and community and youth groups.
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 has been a consultant on several projects linked to the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. These include writing an interpretation strategy for the Tavistock Key Centre, including the Tamar Valley and Charlestown/Luxulyan Valley, and writing Activity and Interpretation Plans for the Tavistock Guildhall Project Round 2 application to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Other projects include a signage and interpretation audit in Okehampton for the Dartmoor National Park, interpretation panels for the Tamar Valley Mining Heritage Project, and heritage audits and interpretation strategies for the Looe Valley Trails Project.
Andrew is a Visiting Research Fellow at Plymouth University and a member of Cornerstone Heritage, the university's new multidisciplinary heritage unit.
He is a former Manager of the Museum of Dartmoor Life in Okehampton.