Unearthing Havering’s Archaeology

The Museum of London is currently recruiting Havering residents to participate in a local archaeology project.  Working with Havering Museum, the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre (LAARC) is seeking to raise awareness of Havering’s fascinating archaeology.


Based in central London, the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre (LAARC) is the world’s largest Archaeological Archive storing over 120,000 boxes of archaeology excavated from London.

 Since 2008 the Volunteer Inclusion Programme (VIP) has involved volunteers to assist with the curation of its early excavations to increase the care of and access to its material. Since 2012 funding from Arts Council England has allowed us to broaden our horizons in regards to public engagement with archaeology.


Volunteers will be trained to improve the care of archaeological material, through hands-on work, under supervision of Museum of London staff. Volunteers will also be trained in public engagement and will assist staff in running an archaeology event at the Museum of London, in the last week of the project.



This is a unique opportunity for local people interested in their local history and archaeology to get involved in an exciting project.  Absolutely no knowledge or experience necessary.  An enthusiastic and curious nature is desirable. 

Those interested in participating must reside in Havering, able to commit one day a week between the 19th August and 16th September for training.  The project will run until December 2013.    Travel expenses for training in Central London will be reimbursed.  Places on the project are limited.

Anyone interested in participating in the project should email Archaeology Collections Manager Glynn Davis,  gdavis@museumoflondon.org.uk .  Image

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