Explore our public events. These pages provide information on events that MOLA is hosting and events that our archaeologists and specialists are taking part in. Events range from walks and talks to community digs, conferences and exhibitions.


  • Warden Abbey Geophysical Survey Cloister

    Unveiling Old Warden's lost Cistercian Abbey

    20.07.2018 | The Garden Suite, The House at Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, SG18 9EA

    Old Warden History and Heritage Society (OWHHS) are hosting an event to celebrate the unveiling of a new painting, revealing what Old Warden's lost Cistercian Abbey may have looked like from above in the late 14th Century. The painting by artist Peter Dunn was informed by the results of a geophysical survey conducted by MOLA in 2017.

  • Archaeologsists excavating the Curtain theatre (c) MOLA

    The Curtain Rises: Diverse Histories at the Curtain Playhouse

    21.07.2018 | Hackney House, 25-27 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3LT

    Join MOLA archaeologists, academics, historians and performers at Hackney House for an afternoon of short interactive talks and performances exploring The Curtain Theatre - its history, its location in Shoreditch, and the diversity of both its audiences and the range of entertainment it offered from Elizabethan times onwards - in a venue right next to and overlooking its original site.

  • Kenley Airfield

    Kenley Revival Project Community Dig

    23.07.2018 to 25.07.2018
    | Kenley Airfield, CR8 5ES

    Gain archaeology skills this Summer with the Kenley Revival Project! Work alongside MOLA archaeologists to uncover hidden WWII features on Kenley Airfield to better understand how the airfield would have functioned.

  • Greenwich Foreshore Walk

    15.08.2018 | Queens Stairs, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich London

    Join the Thames Discovery Programme team for a walk along the Greenwich foreshore. Discover the rich and varied history of the site from its use as the favoured royal palace of the Tudor monarchs to its repurposing as a naval hospital and college. See archaeological remains on the foreshore, and watch the Foreshore Recording and Obervation Group at work.

  • Alan Pipe Archaeozoology animal bone (c) MOLA

    Smithfield 150: Meet the Bones Whisperer

    25.08.2018 | Smithfield Market, London, EC1A 9PS

    Join MOLA animal bone expert Alan Pipe and team as they show the archaeological evidence for the Smithfield meat trade and consumption, the disposal of animal waste, and the bone evidence for wildlife in London over the past 2000 years.