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Everything you need to know to plan a brilliant school visit to our record-breaking archive!
We are the world’s largest archive of archaeology, with over six miles of shelves holding 200,000 boxes of objects! We’re not open to the public, but your school can have behind-the-scenes access to this treasure trove of primary sources from the Stone Age to the 20th century through a facilitated school visit.
The Archaeological Archive doesn’t have any public galleries for self-directed trips. We run lots of exciting school sessions here, though, all listed on our facilitated visits page.
We're located in Eagle Wharf Road, in Hackney, and you can find more detail about our location on this page.
Sorry; this road doesn’t have coach parking spaces, and minibus spaces are very limited. Disabled parking spaces can be booked if arranged in advance; j
The archive is fully accessible; just let us know of any additional access needs in advance by emailing us at [email protected].
Accompanying staff are responsible for their group’s behaviour, and we ask groups to split into smaller units when exploring the archive. Don’t forget to bring along your clipboards, pencils and resources, and ensure your group meets our required ratios:
Feel free to take photos without flash or tripod and reuse for educational purposes. Sorry, the filming of video isn’t allowed for security reasons.
A time slot for your lunch will be automatically provided when you book. No food in the archive spaces, please.
Teachers can visit the archive first for a totally free planning visit. We’re not publicly open, so be sure to book your planning visit well ahead by emailing us at [email protected].