MOLA Time Truck on a deployment (c) MOLA

CITiZAN join MOLA aboard the Time Truck in Southampton

10.12.2016 to 11.12.2016

Harbour Parade, Southampton SO15 1QF

Saturday: 10am - 9pm

Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Skilled archaeology experts from CITiZAN will be joining us on board the Time Truck as we celebrate the opening of the Westquay Watermark centre in Southampton. Together, we'll spend two days helping visitors to discover the past on board the truck with archaeological fun and facts.

Alex Bellisario from CITiZAN will be on hand to talk about their three year project to map over 70,000 archaeological sites on the coast of England and show off some of the most fascinating finds and sites to date including the excavations at Tennyson Down, Isle of Wight, this Summer.

The team will also be demonstrating CITiZAN's free archaeological survey app, which allows you to engage with coastal archaeology with nothing more than the phone in your pocket, plus, giving advice on participating in our coastal heritage by becoming a volunteer with CITiZAN.

We'll be giving children the opportunity to try their hand at recreating miniature prehistoric fish traps on board the truck, and  a unique chance to do some hands-on excavation, plus the opportunity to handle and try out archaeological recording techniques in themed dig boxes containing artefacts ranging from Roman amphorae to Victorian clay tobacco pipes or the bones leftover from a 17th century Christmas dinner!

Thanks to all of the Time Truck sponspors Brookfield and OxfordStanhopeTP Bennett, The Garfield Weston FoundationWates Giving and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

  • Time Truck

    The Time Truck is a flexible events space that delivers a range of heritage-focussed community and stakeholder engagement activities.
  • MOLA Time Truck delivering a Cleaning up History education workshop at Kender Primary School (c) MOLA

    Cleaning up History with the Time Truck

    Magnus Copps

    Hear about the Time Truck’s very first Cleaning up History education workshop that was delivered by our community archaeologists at Kender Primary School.