Volunteering at the Museum is always interesting and I love being a part of the team but this project in particular has allowed me to follow my nose across London, from Rood Lane to Rotherhithe Street.
Whilst the Museum of London can't get everything out of their museum stores and put it on display, they can provide digital photos for curious visitors and knowledgeable researchers alike to widen our understanding of London, archaeology and objects lost and recovered on the Thames. In the process museum volunteers get to learn more about London and ultimately have the unforgettable chance to get our hands on some history.
Approximately 140 objects recovered from the Thames foreshore can now be studied online via Collections Online. As with all the Museum of London's stored collections, researchers can request access to study the foreshore finds.
Volunteers are vital to the work we do at the Museum of London. Learn more about how you can help, and gain valuable skills and experience, by volunteering.