In the Footsteps of Mudlarks 2nd September MILLENNIUM BRIDGE

Join us this summer for a fun session to discover the history of the Thames.


A chance to get onto the foreshore at Millennium Bridge and find archaeological ‘Treasures of the Thames’. Who knows what will be found-old smoking pipes, drain pipes, pottery, bones…there is lots of evidence of London’s past to be found.


Meeting by the glass obelix under the north bank of the Millennium Bridge we will explore the foreshore from there to Queenhithe Dock. We are guaranteed to find pipes, pottery and lots of evidence as the twice daily tide reveals London’s history…


A note to our regular participants: walks on different days will start and finish at different times depending on the tide and weather conditions. See above for the times of this walk.


Please pay by clicking the Paypal button above – once you are on that page you don’t need a Paypal account – just click on pay by debit or credit card.


Booking is essential and limited to 30 people. Cost is £10 per adult and £6 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum age for children is 5 years). Maximum of 2 children per adult. We require 15 participants for the event to go ahead. In the event of the walk being cancelled due to low numbers we will notify you two weeks beforehand and issue you with a full refund. Unfortunately we cannot issue refunds for personal cancellations. 


If you have any questions please email: foreshore-walks@thames-explorer.org.uk or ring 020 8742 0057


Even though the sun may be shining please dress for the possibility of bad weather. Wear clothing that can get muddy and wear Wellingtons or other suitable stout footwear. Happy exploring…

In the Footsteps of Mudlarks 21st August MILLENNIUM BRIDGE

If you are at a loose end this summer holiday join us to learn about the history of the river.


A chance to get onto the foreshore at Millennium Bridge and find archaeological ‘Treasures of the Thames’. Who knows what will be found-old smoking pipes, drain pipes, pottery, bones…there is lots of evidence of London’s past to be found.


Meeting by the glass obelix under the north bank of the Millennium Bridge we will explore the foreshore from there to Queenhithe Dock. We are guaranteed to find pipes, pottery and lots of evidence as the twice daily tide reveals London’s history…


A note to our regular participants: walks on different days will start and finish at different times depending on the tide and weather conditions. See above for the times of this walk.


Please pay by clicking the Paypal button above – once you are on that page you don’t need a Paypal account – just click on pay by debit or credit card.


Booking is essential and limited to 30 people. Cost is £10 per adult and £6 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum age for children is 5 years). Maximum of 2 children per adult. We require 15 participants for the event to go ahead. In the event of the walk being cancelled due to low numbers we will notify you two weeks beforehand and issue you with a full refund. Unfortunately we cannot issue refunds for personal cancellations. 


If you have any questions please email: foreshore-walks@thames-explorer.org.uk or ring 020 8742 0057


Even though the sun may be shining please dress for the possibility of bad weather. Wear clothing that can get muddy and wear Wellingtons or other suitable stout footwear. Happy exploring…

In the Footsteps of Mudlarks 19th August MILLENNIUM BRIDGE

Ethical foreshore exploration


A chance to get onto the foreshore at Millennium Bridge and find archaeological ‘Treasures of the Thames’. Who knows what will be found-old smoking pipes, drain pipes, pottery, bones…there is lots of evidence of London’s past to be found.


Meeting by the glass obelix under the north bank of the Millennium Bridge we will explore the foreshore from there to Queenhithe Dock. We are guaranteed to find pipes, pottery and lots of evidence as the twice daily tide reveals London’s history…


A note to our regular participants: walks on different days will start and finish at different times depending on the tide and weather conditions. See above for the times of this walk.


Please pay by clicking the Paypal button above – once you are on that page you don’t need a Paypal account – just click on pay by debit or credit card.


Booking is essential and limited to 30 people. Cost is £10 per adult and £6 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum age for children is 5 years). Maximum of 2 children per adult. We require 15 participants for the event to go ahead. In the event of the walk being cancelled due to low numbers we will notify you two weeks beforehand and issue you with a full refund. Unfortunately we cannot issue refunds for personal cancellations. 


If you have any questions please email: foreshore-walks@thames-explorer.org.uk or ring 020 8742 0057


Even though the sun may be shining please dress for the possibility of bad weather. Wear clothing that can get muddy and wear Wellingtons or other suitable stout footwear. Happy exploring…

In the Footsteps of Mudlarks 7th August MILLENNIUM BRIDGE

Join us this summer for a fun session to discover the history of the Thames.


A chance to get onto the foreshore at Millennium Bridge and find archaeological ‘Treasures of the Thames’. Who knows what will be found-old smoking pipes, drain pipes, pottery, bones…there is lots of evidence of London’s past to be found.


Meeting by the glass obelix under the north bank of the Millennium Bridge we will explore the foreshore from there to Queenhithe Dock. We are guaranteed to find pipes, pottery and lots of evidence as the twice daily tide reveals London’s history…


A note to our regular participants: walks on different days will start and finish at different times depending on the tide and weather conditions. See above for the times of this walk.


Please pay by clicking the Paypal button above – once you are on that page you don’t need a Paypal account – just click on pay by debit or credit card.


Booking is essential and limited to 30 people. Cost is £10 per adult and £6 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum age for children is 5 years). Maximum of 2 children per adult. We require 15 participants for the event to go ahead. In the event of the walk being cancelled due to low numbers we will notify you two weeks beforehand and issue you with a full refund. Unfortunately we cannot issue refunds for personal cancellations. 


If you have any questions please email: foreshore-walks@thames-explorer.org.uk or ring 020 8742 0057


Even though the sun may be shining please dress for the possibility of bad weather. Wear clothing that can get muddy and wear Wellingtons or other suitable stout footwear. Happy exploring…

In the Footsteps of Mudlarks 14th August MILLENNIUM BRIDGE

If you are at a loose end this summer holiday join us to learn about the history of the river.


A chance to get onto the foreshore at Millennium Bridge and find archaeological ‘Treasures of the Thames’. Who knows what will be found-old smoking pipes, drain pipes, pottery, bones…there is lots of evidence of London’s past to be found.


Meeting by the glass obelix under the north bank of the Millennium Bridge we will explore the foreshore from there to Queenhithe Dock. We are guaranteed to find pipes, pottery and lots of evidence as the twice daily tide reveals London’s history…


A note to our regular participants: walks on different days will start and finish at different times depending on the tide and weather conditions. See above for the times of this walk.


Please pay by clicking the Paypal button above – once you are on that page you don’t need a Paypal account – just click on pay by debit or credit card.


Booking is essential and limited to 30 people. Cost is £10 per adult and £6 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum age for children is 5 years). Maximum of 2 children per adult. We require 15 participants for the event to go ahead. In the event of the walk being cancelled due to low numbers we will notify you two weeks beforehand and issue you with a full refund. Unfortunately we cannot issue refunds for personal cancellations. 


If you have any questions please email: foreshore-walks@thames-explorer.org.uk or ring 020 8742 0057


Even though the sun may be shining please dress for the possibility of bad weather. Wear clothing that can get muddy and wear Wellingtons or other suitable stout footwear. Happy exploring…

Thames Archaeology 6th August MILLENNIUM BRIDGE

Join us this summer for a full day session to learn about the history of the river.


This is a chance to spend the day with one of our experienced foreshore archaeologists. Please take careful note of the meeting locations and times.



Morning session 10am to 12pm. Meeting place is the front entrance of the Museum of London.
Using one of the teaching rooms at the Museum of London. Participants will divide into groups and take part in sorting activities using artefacts commonly found on the Thames foreshore. Familiarise yourself with how objects got onto the foreshore, what they were used for and what this might tell us about London’s previous inhabitants. The session covers general materials, some building materials and examples of commonly found pottery fragments. Pay close attention as many of the objects you will learn about in the museum session can be found for yourself in the afternoon foreshore session!



Lunch. 12.00pm to 1.00pm.
There is an excellent cafe in the Museum or you can bring your own lunch. Eating in the Museum is only allowed in the cafe area and for people purchasing food from the Museum facilities. If you prefer to bring your own lunch, St Paul’s Cathedral is 5 minutes’ walk away and has a grassed area suitable for picnics. How about trying to make your packed lunch as environmentally-friendly as possible: think about using reusable containers, recyclable packaging and locally sourced produce – this can be a fun challenge for families with young children! 



Afternoon session: 1pm to 3pm. Meeting at the glass obelix under the north bank of the Millennium Bridge.
This session is a chance to go onto the foreshore and put into practice what you have learned from the morning session. We will be exploring the area from the north side of the Millennium Bridge up to Queenhithe Dock. We are guaranteed to find clay pipes, pottery and lots of evidence of London’s past as the twice daily tide reveals new artefacts at each low tide. See what the tide has uncovered for you and discuss your finds with our Archaeology guide.



Our programme ends at 3pm when we will leave the foreshore.  Participants are encouraged to visit the excellent collections found in the Museum of London and compare their finds to those in the museum’s collection. The museum closes at 6pm, entry is free.



Ethical foreshore policy
After seeing people removing carrier bags full of artefacts from the foreshore a few years ago, Thames Explorer decided to adopt a policy of taking nothing from the foreshore except learning, memories and photos. It is really important to preserve the historic nature of the foreshore so we ask our participants leave artefacts where they find them. We will only be able to look for objects found on the surface as digging and scraping on the foreshore is forbidden without a full Mudlarking permit issued by the Port of London Authority. Adhering to these rules ensures we remain in compliance with the regulations of the Port of London whose permission we have to access their land.


    
Please pay by clicking the Paypal button above – once you are on that page you can either pay by Paypal or if you prefer click on pay by debit or credit card.



Booking is essential and group size is limited to 30 people. Cost is £25 per adult and £15 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum age for children is 5 years). Maximum of 2 children per adult. We require 15 participants for the event to go ahead. In the event of the walk being cancelled due to low numbers we will notify you two weeks beforehand and issue you with a full refund. Unfortunately we cannot issue refunds for personal cancellations. 



If you have any questions please email: foreshore-walks@thames-explorer.org.uk or ring 020 8742 0057.
Please note our office is open Monday to Friday only.



Even though the sun may be shining please dress for the possibility of bad weather. Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting muddy and wear wellington, walking boots or other suitable stout footwear – no crocs or sandals. 



Happy exploring…


 

In the Footsteps of Mudlarks 31st July MILLENNIUM BRIDGE

Join us this summer for a fun session to discover the history of the Thames.


A chance to get onto the foreshore at Millennium Bridge and find archaeological ‘Treasures of the Thames’. Who knows what will be found-old smoking pipes, drain pipes, pottery, bones…there is lots of evidence of London’s past to be found.


Meeting by the glass obelix under the north bank of the Millennium Bridge we will explore the foreshore from there to Queenhithe Dock. We are guaranteed to find pipes, pottery and lots of evidence as the twice daily tide reveals London’s history…


A note to our regular participants: walks on different days will start and finish at different times depending on the tide and weather conditions. See above for the times of this walk.


Please pay by clicking the Paypal button above – once you are on that page you don’t need a Paypal account – just click on pay by debit or credit card.


Booking is essential and limited to 30 people. Cost is £10 per adult and £6 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum age for children is 5 years). Maximum of 2 children per adult. We require 15 participants for the event to go ahead. In the event of the walk being cancelled due to low numbers we will notify you two weeks beforehand and issue you with a full refund. Unfortunately we cannot issue refunds for personal cancellations. 


If you have any questions please email: foreshore-walks@thames-explorer.org.uk or ring 020 8742 0057


Even though the sun may be shining please dress for the possibility of bad weather. Wear clothing that can get muddy and wear Wellingtons or other suitable stout footwear. Happy exploring…

In the Footsteps of Mudlarks – GREENWICH – 16th June 2018






This excursion is designed to coincide with Ted Sandling’s talk at the Greenwich Book Festival. 


Join our experienced guide to discover the small archaeology to be found on the foreshore and learn about how the Thames made London one of the great cities of the world. Following our foreshore session, the Greenwich Book Festival will be hosting a special mudlarking talk with Ted Sandling, author of “London in Fragments,” an informative book containing pictures and explanations of the treasures that have been found by the Thames. Sandling’s illustrated talk will explain the nuggets of history and human experience that can be found on the foreshore. The talk begins at 12:30 p.m., which would give you enough time after visiting the foreshore to grab a bite to eat at the special book festival street food market before the talk begins. Sandling will be available to sign books, available for sale at the festival bookshop, following his talk.


 


You can book tickets for Ted’s talk by going to bit.ly/gbfmudlark 


For more information about the Greenwich Book Festival, go to their website at www.greenwichbookfest.




In the Footsteps of Mudlarks – foreshore exploration. Please read the information below before booking. 


Meeting point: We will be meeting by the large canon at the front of the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre, 2 Cutty Sark Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, London SE10 9LW, where we will take a short walk to the stone steps leading to the foreshore. Note: the last few steps onto the foreshore can be slippery – please make good use of the handrail.

Paying. You do not need a Paypal account to pay for this event – you can pay be Visa Debit as well. To pay by Visa Debit (or Paypal) click on the Paypal button and look to the bottom of the next page underneath the Paypal log-in, and click pay by card. You can also pay by Paypal on this page by logging-in in the usual way.

Booking: Booking is essential and limited to 30 people. Cost is £10 per adult and £6 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum age for children is 5 years). Maximum of 2 children per adult. In the event of the walk being cancelled due to low numbers we will notify you two weeks beforehand and issue you with a full refund. Unfortunately we cannot issue refunds for personal cancellations. 

PLA license: Thames Explorer holds a foreshore license issued by the PLA which covers people within our group.

Clothing: Even though the sun may be shining please dress for the possibility of bad weather. Wear clothing that can get muddy and sensible footwear – no flip flops, opened toed sandles or high heels!

General guidance: Thames Explorer publish the “Thames H&S Foreshore Guideines”; your guide will advise you on safety before going onto the foreshore. Digging and scraping are forbidden, however we are guaranteed to find pipes, pottery and lots of evidence uncovered by the twice daily tide. In order to protect the historic nature of the foreshore we request that you take only photographs and memories with you.


A note to our regular participants: walks on different days will start and finish at different times depending on the tide and weather conditions. Check above for the times of this walk.


If you have any questions please email: info@thames-explorer.org.uk or ring 020 8742 0057


Happy exploring…


 


 






In the Footsteps of Mudlarks – GREENWICH – 21st July 2018

Ethical foreshore exploration

A chance to get onto the foreshore at Greenwich and discover archaeological ‘Treasures of the Thames’. Who knows what will be found-old smoking pipes, drain pipes, pottery, bones…there is lots of evidence of London’s past to discover.

Meeting point: We will be meeting by the large canon at the front of the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre, 2 Cutty Sark Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, London SE10 9LW, where we will take a short walk to the stone steps leading to the foreshore. Note: the last few steps onto the foreshore can be slippery – please make good use of the handrail.

Paying. You do not need a Paypal account to pay for this event – you can pay be Visa Debit as well. To pay by Visa Debit (or Paypal) click on the Paypal button and look to the bottom of the next page underneath the Paypal log-in, and click pay by card. You can also pay by Paypal on this page by logging-in in the usual way.

Booking: Booking is essential and limited to 30 people. Cost is £10 per adult and £6 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum age for children is 5 years). Maximum of 2 children per adult. In the event of the walk being cancelled due to low numbers we will notify you two weeks beforehand and issue you with a full refund. Unfortunately we cannot issue refunds for personal cancellations

PLA license: Thames Explorer holds a foreshore license issued by the PLA which covers people within our group.

Clothing: Even though the sun may be shining please dress for the possibility of bad weather. Wear clothing that can get muddy and sensible footwear – no flip flops, opened toed sandles or high heels!

General guidance: Thames Explorer publish the “Thames H&S Foreshore Guideines”; your guide will advise you on safety before going onto the foreshore. Digging and scraping are forbidden, however we are guaranteed to find pipes, pottery and lots of evidence uncovered by the twice daily tide. In order to protect the historic nature of the foreshore we request that you take only photographs and memories with you.

A note to our regular participants: walks on different days will start and finish at different times depending on the tide and weather conditions. Check above for the times of this walk.

If you have any questions please email: info@thames-explorer.org.uk or ring 020 8742 0057

Happy exploring…

In the Footsteps of Mudlarks – ROTHERHITHE – 7th July

Ethical foreshore exploration

A chance to get onto the foreshore at Rotherhite and find archaeological ‘Treasures of the Thames’. Who knows what will be found-old smoking pipes, drain pipes, pottery, bones…there is lots of evidence of London’s past to discover.

Meeting point: We will be meeting at the front of the Brunel Museum, Railway Ave, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4LF, where we will take a short walk to the stone steps leading to the foreshore. Note: the last few steps onto the foreshore can be extremely slippery – please make good use of the handrail.

Paying. You do not need a Paypal account to pay for this event – you can pay be Visa Debit as well. To pay by Visa Debit (or Paypal) click on the Paypal button and look to the bottom of the next page underneath the Paypal log-in, and click pay by card. You can also pay by Paypal on this page by logging-in in the usual way.

Booking: Booking is essential and limited to 30 people. Cost is £10 per adult and £6 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum age for children is 5 years). Maximum of 2 children per adult. In the event of the walk being cancelled due to low numbers we will notify you two weeks beforehand and issue you with a full refund. Unfortunately we cannot issue refunds for personal cancellations

PLA license: Thames Explorer holds a foreshore license issued by the PLA which covers people within our group.

Clothing: Even though the sun may be shining please dress for the possibility of bad weather. Wear clothing that can get muddy and sensible footwear – no flip flops, opened toed sandles or high heels!

General guidance: Thames Explorer publish the “Thames H&S Foreshore Guideines”; your guide will advise you on safety before going onto the foreshore. Digging and scraping are forbidden, however we are guaranteed to find pipes, pottery and lots of evidence uncovered by the twice daily tide. In order to protect the historic nature of the foreshore we request that you take only photographs and memories with you.

A note to our regular participants: walks on different days will start and finish at different times depending on the tide and weather conditions. Check above for the times of this walk.

If you have any questions please email: info@thames-explorer.org.uk or ring 020 8742 0057

Happy exploring…