Festival of British Archaeology

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Roman archaeology under your feet

Sat 1 & 15 Aug, 11.15am – 1.15pm & 2.15-4.15pm
Go on an interactive walk with our team of guides from the museum’s Archaeological Archive. Discover the evidence of Londinium, found beneath the city’s streets on a walk from the museum, around various Roman sites in the City of London, finishing at the Guildhall amphitheatre.
WALK Museum of London
Book now £12.50 (concs and Friends £10)

Roman fort gate tours 

Fri 21 Aug, 18 Sep, 16 Oct, 20 Nov, 11 Dec, 2-2.30pm & 3-3.30pm
Tour the remains of the western gate of London’s Roman military fort, located beneath the streets next to the museum. Please note: this tour begins at the Museum of London
TOUR Roman Fort Gate 
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£5, Friends FREE

Billingsgate Roman House & Baths tour 

Every Sat and Sun from 22 Aug - 12 Dec, see booking link for times available. 
Join us for a talk and tour of the remains of the Billingsgate Roman House & Baths, first discovered in 1848. Hidden under the buildings on Lower Thames Street, our knowledgeable guides will lead you on an unforgettable exploration of this amazing Roman site, which up until now has rarely been open to the public.
Book now £8, (concs £6)
Location: Billingsgate Roman House & Baths, 101 Lower Thames St, EC3R 6DL

Hidden London

Sat 5 & 19 Sep, 11am – 12.30pm & 1.30-3pm
What lies beneath the Gherkin or the Olympic Park’s Velodrome? Explore archaeological secrets from beneath some of London’s most iconic buildings.
TOUR Museum of London Archaeological Archive
Book now £9

Archaeology up close: life beneath the Royal Mint 

Wed 16 Sep, 12-2pm
From Roman settlement to Medieval abbey, to Royal Navy yard to Royal Mint; discover the fascinating changes that took place on one site on the edge of the City. Archaeological Archive volunteers will be on hand to explain all and show objects from this 1986 excavation.
DROP-IN Museum of London
FREE 

Crime & counterfeits 

Sat 7 & 21 Nov, 11am – 12.30pm & 1.30-3pm
What underground activity has been found under the ground? Investigate how the archaeological objects of London reveal people’s past illicit behaviours.
TOUR Museum of London Archaeological Archive
Book now £9

Ritual & magic 

Sat 3 & 17 Oct, 11am – 12.30pm & 1.30-3pm
Delve into the supernatural side of our archaeological archive and explore London’s remains of curses, witching bottles and animal sacrifice… if you dare.
TOUR Museum of London Archaeological Archive
Book now £9

Eat, drink & be merry

Sat 5 & 19 Dec, 11am – 12.30pm & 1.30-3pm
Tis the season to be merry. Indulge in the delights of the archaeological archive and join us in a visual feast of dining and drinking from centuries past.
TOUR Museum of London Archaeological Archive
Book now £9