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Location description

Isleworth, TW7 6BG

There’s lots of river wildlife on the foreshore by the beautiful Isleworth Ait. The riverside trail takes in the local churchyard and plague pit, and then heads up the river path, which shows historic and modern Isleworth and the workings of an industrial river. Half-day session only (no toilets, hand washing or lunchroom facilities).

Kew Bridge, TW8 0EN

Fieldwork takes place on the foreshore just downstream of Kew Bridge and along the historic riverside at Strand on the Green. It’s a 15 minute walk between the river and the London Museum of Water and Steam where indoor activities take place. Viewing the museum should be arranged separately with our partners.

The National Archives, Kew, TW9 4DU

We offer a programme in partnership with the National Archives. The archive is one of the largest collections in the world and contains government and public records from the Domesday Book to modern government papers. Fieldwork takes place along the riverside at Kew and in our outdoor science lab, which is set in the beautiful grounds of the National Archives.

Chiswick Pier, W4 2UG

Our Thames Education Centre in Chiswick is managed by the Chiswick Pier Trust. Fieldwork takes place on the riverside and pier as well as on the foreshore by Chiswick Eyot. The site includes natural features which show evidence of erosion and deposition, something hard to find in London.

Fulham Palace, SW6 6EA

Fulham Palace is managed by the Fulham Palace Trust and has been the home of the Bishops of London since around 700 AD. Archaeological evidence of Neolithic, Iron Age and Roman settlers has been found here, as well as the foundations of a medieval palace. We have been granted special permission to use the foreshore at this site, as there is no public access.

Southwark, SE1 9DT

Fieldwork takes place on the foreshore and riverside, along the Southbank by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Tate Modern (where toilets and hand washing facilities may be accessed). We do not have indoor facilities at this site. Groups doing our Thames and Tudor Life programme can extend their visit by exploring the Golden Hinde 2, a full-scale replica of Sir Francis Drake’s famous ship.

Museum of London and the Millennium Bridge, EC2Y 5HN

We offer programmes in partnership with the Museum of London. Fieldwork takes place on the riverside and foreshore near St Paul’s Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge. It’s a 15 minute walk between the foreshore and the Museum where classroom based investigations take place. Viewing the museum’s galleries is free and can be arranged on request (this excludes special exhibitions).

Brunel Museum, Rotherhithe, SE16 4LF

Programmes at this new venue are offered in partnership with the Brunel Museum, the site of the Thames Tunnel, the oldest underground tunnel in the world and a scheduled ancient monument. Indoor activities take place in the museum, while outdoor activities take place on the nearby riverside and foreshore which is rich in both history and geography. Viewing the museum should be arranged separately with our partners.

Museum of London Docklands, E14 4AL

We offer programmes in partnership with the Museum of London Docklands situated in West India Docks, an area rich in Thames history. It’s a 15-minute walk between the foreshore and the museum where classroom based investigations take place. Viewing the museum’s galleries is free and can be arranged on request (excludes special exhibitions).

Greenwich

Fieldwork takes place on the riverside and foreshore in front of the Old Royal Naval College. On booking we will advise you on whether your visit will take place at venue 10a or 10b, both venues are in close proximity to each other and the river.

10a Old Royal Naval College, SE10 9LW

Indoor facilities are managed by the Greenwich Foundation that cares for the historic Old Royal Naval College. Due to limited availability full day programmes for 17-18 are now fully booked however we still have availability for half day programmes and we have an alternative venue close-by for those wanting to do a full day programme. Viewing the college should be arranged separately with our partners.

10b Trafalgar Rowing Centre, SE10 9NP

Indoor facilities are managed by The Trafalgar Trust who oversee this community facility.

The House Mill and the River Lea, E3 3DU

Programmes here are offered in partnership with The River Lea Tidal Mill Trust that cares for the House Mill. Indoor activities take place in the House Mill itself, a Grade I listed 18th Century tidal mill set in a beautiful riverside location in the heart of London’s East End. Fieldwork takes place by the River Lea and around the Mill.