Awards and Accreditation

We are a leading heritage practitioner that promotes excellence and sound working practices within our workforce and the sector. Our staff members are qualified professionals and all of our on site staff hold current CSCS cards (Construction Skills Certificate Scheme) and are trained in health and safety protocols. MOLA’s accreditations include:

We are honoured to have received and been nominated for a number of prestigious awards for our projects, publications and public programmes. The awards received include:

2018

Nominated (Awaiting Result) - British Archaeological Award for Best Community Engagement Archaeology Project
Nominated for our CITiZAN project (the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network).

Nominated (Awaiting Result) - British Archaeological Award for Best Public Presentation of Archaeology
Nominated for London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE, for which we were the archaeological consultant.

Nominated (Awaiting Result) - British Archaeological Award for Best Archaeological Project
Nominated for the Thames Discovery Programme.

Nominated - Museums and Heritage Award for Restoration or Conservation
Nominated for London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE, for which we were the archaeological consultant.

Winner - Charity Awards for Arts, Culture and Heritage
Awarded for our CITiZAN project (the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network).

Winner - The Sandford Award for Heritage Education
Awarded for our Time Truck project.

2016

Winner - British Archaeological Awards for Best Public Presentation of Archaeology
Awarded for 'Under London' in National Geographic Magazine.

Nominated - British Archaeological Awards for Best public Presentation of the Year
Nominated for Secret History, London's lost Graveyard: The Crossrail Discovery, True North Productions for Channel 4.

Nominated - Current Archaeology Awards for Rescue Dig of the Year
Nominated for Coast to Coast: recording England's vanishing heritage.

2015

Winner - Ralph Merrifield Award
Awarded in collaboration with Historic England for the contribution that the Greater London backlog publication programme has made to the study of London archaeology.

2014

Winner- London Archaeologist book prize
2nd place awarded to MOLA for Lundenwic: excavations in Middle Saxon London, 1987–2000, Robert Cowie, Lyn Blackmore, with Anne Davis, Jackie Keily, Kevin Rielly (2012).

Winner - British Archaeological Awards for Best Archaeological Project
Awarded for Bloomberg London.

Winner - Current Archaeology Awards Book of the Year
Awarded fo MOLA’s Shakespeare’s London theatreland; archaeology, history and drama, Julian Bowsher (2012).

Nominated - Current Archaeology Awards for Rescue Dig of the Year
Nominated for London's Pompeii: The rise and fall if a Roman waterfront.

2013

Winner - Training Award from the Archaeology Training Forum
Awarded to the Thames Discovery Programme.

Nominated - Current Archaeology Awards for Rescue Dig of the Year
Nominated together with Wessex Archaeology and Pre-Construct Archaeology for The First East Enders.

Nominated - Current Archaeology Awards for Rescue Dig of the Year
Nominated for London's volcanic Winter.

Nominated - Current Archaeology Awards for Archaeologist of the Year
Nominee: MOLA senior archaeologist and CITiZAN project leader Gustav Milne.

2012

Winner - British Archaeological Award for Best Community Project
Awarded to the Thames Discovery Programme.

Nominated - Current Archaeology Awards for Rescue Dig of the Year
Nominated for Bedlam Burials, The Crossrail Project.

2011

Winner - Current Archaeology Book of the Year
MOLA’s 'The Rose and Globe - playhouses of Shakespeare's Bankside, Southwark', Julian Bowsher & Pat Miller (2009).

Nominated - Current Archaeology Awards for Research Project of the Year
Nominated for Liquid History: Excavating London's great river.

2010

Winner - British Archaeological Award for Best Representation of Archaeology in the Media
Awarded to the Thames Discovery Programme website (HLF-funded phase at TEP / TET).

Winner- London Archaeological Prize 2010
'The Rose and Globe - playhouses of Shakespeare's Bankside, Southwark', Julian Bowsher & Pat Miller (2009) won this bi-annual prize for the best publication about London's archaeology in the last 2 years. It was also shortlisted in the 'Best Archaeological Book' category for the 2010 British Archaeological Awards.

Nominated- British Archaeological Awards for Best Archaeological Book
Nominated for The Rose and Globe - Playhouses of Shakespeare's Bankside, Southwark.

2008

Winner - British Archaeological Book Awards, Best Scholarly Archaeological Book
The MOLA publication 'The London Guildhall: an archaeological history of neighbourhood from early medieval to modern times’, Isca Howell, David Bowsher, Tony Dyson and Nick Holder (2007) won 'Highly Commended'.

Winner- SCOLA (Standing Conference on London Archaeology) in conjunction with the London Archaeologist prize for archaeological publication
MOLA’s publication 'From Ice Age to Essex: a history of the people and landscape of East London’, Pamela Greenwood, Dominic Perring and Peter Rowsome (2006).

2007

Winner - Study Group for Roman Pottery’s John Gillam Award
Awarded to MOLA for the publication 'Roman pottery production in the Walbrook valley: Excavations at 20-28 Moorgate, City of London, 1998-2000', MOLA monograph 25, Fiona Seeley and James Drummond-Murray.

2006

Winner - British Archaeological Association awards: Best Book, Best Site and Best Community Project
'Requiem', Barney Sloane and Roberta Gilchrist won the scholarly book award for their publication which was designed and produced on an EH-production grant.
Prittlewell won in the 'most important developer-funded site' category, with a statuette going to Southend District Council.
Roy Stephenson et al won a runner's up certificate for the Shoreditch Community Dig.

2004

Winner - The Current Archaeology Developer-Funded Archaeology Award
MOLA Northampton (then Northamptonshire Archaeology) won this award for excavations at Gayhurst barrow cemetery, Buckinghamshire at the British Archaeological Awards.

Winner - Best Book on London Archaeology 2002 and 2003
The MoLAS publication 'Investigating the maritime history of Rotherhithe' by Kieron Heard with Damian Goodburn (MoLAS Stud. Ser. 11) won 1st prize. The award was presented by SCOLA and the London Archaeologist at the Society of Antiquaries in November 2004.

2003

Winner - New Generation Book of the Year (Longman and History Today)
Awarded to MOLA for the publication 'London's Archaeological Secrets: A World City Revealed', Chris Thomas (ed) 2003. The awards are made to foster a wider understanding of and enthusiasm for history, and the ‘New Generation Book of the Year’ Award is made to the author of the book ‘most likely to stimulate imaginative involvement in, and enthusiasm for, history in young people of secondary school age.’

2002

Nominated - British Archaeological Awards for The Heritage in Britain Awards
Nominated for Corporation of London Art Gallery Roman Amphitheatre.