Museum of London Archaeological Archive access and enquiries
We are now open for research visit applications (not tours). Please be aware that we are still operating under a limited capacity, so waiting times for enquiries and research visits may be longer than expected.
The archaeological archive is based at Mortimer Wheeler House, between Islington and Hackney. The closest tube stations are Angel and Old Street. Researchers wishing to study objects or records in our collections may visit free of charge, but by appointment only.
Visits must be booked with at least 4 weeks’ notice. Appointments are available on Thursdays only, from 10.00 to 16.00. Find out more or download a research visit request form (Word 150kb, opens in a new tab).
We are now open for research visit applications. Please be aware that we are still operating under a limited capacity, so waiting times for research visits may be longer than expected. Some social distancing practices may be in place during your visit.
University group visits
You can arrange a behind-the-scenes visit for your university group. The visit includes a full tour of the stores, object handling and the opportunity to repack archaeological material. Tours last two hours and cost £100 (plus VAT) for up to 12 students or £125 (plus VAT) for 13-20 students. Contact us to discuss themes and to make a booking.
Pre-booked group visits
Tours of the Archive are available for groups of 10 - 20 people, subject to availability. A minimum of two weeks’ notice is required before booking. For more details about our tours, download our tours and walks guide (PDF 300kb). Use our online booking form to tell us about your group, when they would like to visit and if there is anything in particular they would like to see.
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Mortimer Wheeler House
46 Eagle Wharf Road
London N1 7ED
Buses: 21, 76, 141, 271. Alight at the Eagle Wharf Road bus stop on New North Road (5 minute walk).
Underground: Old Street (15 minute walk or bus) or Angel. Buses 21, 76, 141 and 271 depart from the Old Street Station area at bus stops A (Provost Street) and N (City Road) only.
Rail: Essex Road (15-minute walk or bus). Bus 271 departs from bus stop ED on Canonbury Road - alight at the Eagle Wharf Road bus stop on New North Road.
Parking: Metered parking on Eagle Wharf Road and surrounding streets. Coach or minibus parking is possible in front of the building by prior arrangement.