MOLA Time Truck delivering a Cleaning up History education workshop at Kender Primary School (c) MOLA

Time Truck appeal

The Time Truck is a flexible mobile-classroom and event space which is deployed into communities and schools to host community events, exhibitions, education sessions and volunteer work. These activities are designed to encourage people to be curious about their shared local heritage and to unlock the educational power of archaeology.

‘This is a compelling project that will enable MOLA to take its award-winning community engagement activities to hard-to-reach communities across London’ Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture

The Time Truck outreach programme (generously supported by the Wates Foundation for 2016) includes:

  • Archaeology schools sessions for Lambeth, Lewisham, Newham, Southwark, and Tower Hamlets, where pupils excavate genuine archaeological material from specially prepared ‘dig boxes’
  • Community engagement events around our archaeological sites, which will engage 1500+ members of the public with our archaeological research and discoveries
  • Recruiting and working with c.100 new volunteers alongside our existing active volunteer community
  • Supporting the training of 30 NEET Trainees to NVQ level in Field Archaeology

We are actively seeking support from individuals, charitable trusts, and corporations, to continue the above programme into 2017, and to commission further Time Trucks to expand the reach of our activities in London and beyond. If you or your organisation would like to support the Time Truck and its outreach activities please contact

  • Time Truck

    The Time Truck is a flexible events space that delivers a range of heritage-focussed community and stakeholder engagement activities.
  • Time Truck Outreach Programme

    The Time Truck is a flexible and interactive mobile learning space that delivers an extensive archaeology outreach programme in communities and schools.
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