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Museum of London Archaeological Archive access and enquiries

Due to constraints placed on our services by Covid-19, we are not currently able to offer appointments to external researchers. We hope to resume this service by the end of the year, but due to these uncertain times we cannot guarantee a date. Please check back to this page for updates.

The information on this page relates to our usual procedures regarding accessing the collections. Research visits are currently suspended due to Covid-19. The following information is a reference for the future only.

Research visits

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).

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.

Contact us

email: [email protected]

Getting here

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.