Research & Community

  • Conservator working on archaeological material

    Research at MOLA

    We develop partnerships with commercial, academic and community groups to produce truly innovative archaeological 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.
  • Roman London's first voices (c) MOLA


    MOLA has produced over a hundred archaeological 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    The Resource Library provides access to unpublished reports, publication resources and bibliographic article references.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, with our partners.
  • Volunteers cataloguing and repackaging archive material


    Experience archaeology first-hand and volunteer with MOLA, CITiZAN and the Thames Discovery Programme.


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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  • Julian Bowsher Coins, Copies and Counterfeit (c) MOLA

    Coins, Copies and Counterfeits

    Julian Bowsher

    As the new 12-sided £1 coin, said to be the“most secure coin in the world” comes into circulation, our resident Roman and post-medieval numismatist (coin specialist), Julian Bowsher, takes a look at early counterfeit coins.


  • Time Truck in Hackney (c) MOLA

    Shakespeare treads the boards of the Time Truck in Hackney

    Magnus Copps

    Last Friday the Time Truck took centre stage in Hackney as it brought archaeological finds from Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre to the heart of Hackney and piloted the brand new addition to our education programme.