Tower Archaeology Weekend

Tower Archaeology Weekend

Visitors enjoying Tower Beach

19 - 20 July 2014
Tower Wharf (next to the Tower of London)

Foreshore open 12.45-14.45 (19 July) and 13.30-15.30 (20 July)

No need to book – just turn up

Archaeology Weekend is an annual, free community event which allows people to look at historic objects, speak to conservation specialists and learn more about archaeology and the Tower. There will be family activities including the chance to dress up in Roman costume and a chance to handle objects from the Royal Armouries.

There will also be public access to the foreshore of the Tower of London, also called 'Tower Beach'. Here you can try your hand at archaeology and look for interesting things that have washed up on Tower Beach over the years. Professional archaeologists are on hand to identify your finds and curators from Historic Royal Palaces will give you more information about the history of your treasures.

Please note the foreshore can only open at low tide so the times may change for safety reasons. There is a capacity of 500 people permitted on the foreshore each day.


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