Every year the Museum of London runs a summer excavation, exploring a London site. As part of the excavation, we put on a number of events and courses. All the sites and finds are real, sharing with the public the history that is buried right under our feet. From schoolchildren to grandparents, hundreds of people get involved each summer.
Headstone Manor in Harrow
In summer 2014 they are heading to Headstone Manor in Harrow. The site was a medieval moated manor, owned by the Archbishops of Canterbury before the English Reformation. Through the centuries the house itself has been added to, extended and altered making a fantastic, eccentric British manor. The house and surrounding buildings are now home to Harrow Museum, who are hosting this year’s project. The hope is to explore the buildings that have disappeared over the years- perhaps even the elusive gatehouse.
FREE Open Day: Sunday 20 Jul, 11am – 4pm
Pop in for some family friendly activities. Come and see some finds from the site, go on a site tour and experience medieval re-enactments.
Training excavation course:
30 June – 4 July, 7-11 July (SOLD OUT) and 14-18 July at Headstone Manor
As part of each excavation we run 5 day training excavation courses, taught by experienced Museum of London Archaeology field archaeologists. Whether you’ve had excavation experience, or have never set foot on a dig, now is your chance to make your own archaeological discoveries!
£295 for 1 week, including a sandwich lunch each day.
Book now on 020 7001 9844
For more information see their website: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/collections-research/laarc/excavate-london/
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