Gustav Milne

CITiZAN Project Leader

0207 410 2235

As Project Leader for CITiZAN, Gustav is responsible for overseeing the nationwide project from MOLA’s London office. He heads up CITiZAN’s three dedicated teams (London, York, and Portsmouth) and is responsible for developing the project.

He began working in archaeology in the City of London in the 1970s, gaining expertise in the excavation of waterfront sites along the Thames. He has worked on a wide range of sites, from Roman Saxon to Medieval, including the site of the Roman London Bridge.

Gustav has been a lecturer at UCL from 1991, founded the Thames Archaeological Survey in 1993, the in 2003 and the Thames Discovery Programme in 2008.

Gustav has wide experience in nautical archaeology, having worked on several recording projects including a medieval ship in Sandwich, Kent, a wrecked Elizabethan merchantman in the Thames estuary, and the launch site for Brunel’s SS Great Eastern in Millwall.


CITiZAN Project Leader Gustav Milne

Meet the Community Archaeologists

The Community Archaeologists at MOLA lead community engagement projects and support our clients’ community engagement initiatives. The award-winning team manages the long-running Thames Discovery Programme and CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network), facilitate community digs and host events, including walks, talks, hands-on workshop and conferences.

Object handling session with a local community group