MOLA's mobile Time Truck brought archaeology to the community, showcasing the importance of archaeology to the public through education, interaction, and engagement.

Project partners: Brookfield, Oxford, Stanhope, TP Bennett, The Garfield Weston Foundation, Wates Giving and The Heritage Lottery Fund, Northamptonshire County Council, Keltbray Ltd, Thames Water, Galliard Homes

Date: 2016 - 2019

Bringing archaeological material and research to the heart of the community, the Time Truck was a vehicle for developing positive community relations through engagement and hands-on education.


A flexible and interactive mobile event space, lab and classroom, the Time Truck was designed to host an exciting programme of volunteering opportunities, workshops and initiatives that evoke curiosity, encourage people to explore their heritage and enables them to discover why archaeology matters.

The Time Truck outreach programme for schools offered creative activities and innovative workshop sessions, enhanced by our extensive archaeological handling collections. In 2016/17 the truck, accompanied by skilled facilitators will deliver educational sessions to over 4000 children across London. 

It also provided opportunities for developers to build strong community relations both on and off site. Our programmes opened up dialogue about the past and future of a site, worked towards planning requirements that focused on sharing the heritage of a site with the local community, and ultimately made connections between people and places. For more information on please download the Time Truck and Sustainable Business brochure.

Thanks to all of the Time Truck sponsors Brookfield and Oxford PropertiesStanhopeCain HoyGalliard HomesTP BennettThe Garfield Weston FoundationWates GivingThames Water and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Time Truck Community Project Public Impact Schools and Education