We’re delighted to join the growing number of UK Young Archaeologists’ Club branches.

Our branch is hosted by the Creekside Discovery Centre in Deptford and will be opening in September 2022.

We’ll be doing all sorts of activities exploring how the archaeology of the Thames at low tide can help us learn about the fascinating history and prehistory of London. We’ll explore traditional crafts, visit local historic sites, and learn how archaeologists piece together clues from the past. 

The branch is led by Claire Harris, one of our Community Archaeologists.

Claire says: “When the tide is out, the Thames is the longest open-air archaeological site in London. The River Thames has been described as “Liquid History” and Thames Discovery YAC are excited to be able to share that history with young Londoners.

Our aim is to engage young people in discovering more about the local area, the River Thames, and the history of London. We’ll encourage our members to ‘Think Like an Archaeologist’ and give them the opportunity to try out activities that they may not experience in more formal educational settings.

The Creekside Discovery Centre is a fantastic ‘home base’ for Thames Discovery YAC and we’ll have a wealth of other opportunities on our doorstep, including the mighty River Thames! We’re really excited about the sessions we have planned so far and can’t wait to meet our new members.”

Joining information

When do you meet? 

First Sunday of the month, 10:00 -12:00.

How much does it cost? 

£10 for a block of 5 sessions. We have some free places available.

How do I join? 

Please email Claire (charris@mola.org.uk) for a membership form.

Thames Discovery Programme Greater London