Research and Community

  • Conservator working on archaeological material

    Research at MOLA

    We seek to develop partnerships with commercial, academic and community groups to produce truly innovative research.
  • Local school kids visit the excavation at Stepney Green for Crossrail

    Community Archaeology

    We run community archaeology programmes that stimulate enquiry and promote active discovery.
  • Doctors, dissection and resurrection men book cover


    MOLA has produced over a hundred publications, ranging from academic monographs to popular books.
  • historic documentation

    Resource Library

    The Resource Library provides access to unpublished reports, publication resources and bibliographic article references.
  • 3D mesh model of St Aplhage tower, created with data from laser scanning

    Research and Community Projects

    We carry out a range of research and community archaeology projects every year, in collaboration with partners.
  • Volunteers cataloguing and repackaging archive material


    Experience heritage first-hand and volunteer with MOLA. We offer a range of volunteering opportunities.


These pages provide information on events that MOLA is hosting and those we are contributing to, ranging from walks and talks to community digs, conferences and exhibitions.

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  • Community dig at the Charterhouse, London

    The Charterhouse community dig

    MOLA team

    The Charterhouse is working in partnership with Crossrail, its contractors BFK and MOLA, and the Museum of London and Islington Council to host the community dig during the Festival of Archaeology from 18 to 25 July.


  • Curtain Road Gas Works being excavated

    The Curtain Road Gasworks

    MOLA team

    Archaeological excavation for Brookfield has begun at Principal Place, just north of the City in the London Borough Hackney. At the site, our team has started exposing extensive remains of the Curtain Road Gasworks which occupied the site during the 19th century.