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.


  • MOLA Ambassadors foreshore walk (c) MOLA

    Totally Thames guided walks

    02.09.2019 to 19.09.2019
    | Various locations around London

    As part of Totally Thames, an annual celebration of the River Thames, the Thames Discovery Programme team will be leading 8 guided walks at locations around London to explore the fascinating archaeology to be found on the foreshore of the Thames.

  • 1000 years of ceramic innovation: SPMA/MPRG joint one-day conference

    05.10.2019 | Mortimer Wheeler House, 46 Eagle Wharf Road, London N1 7ED

    This joint conference, organized by the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology and the Medieval Pottery Research Group, will focus on a wide range of technological, stylistic and functional advances that have taken place from the medieval period to the present day.

  • Map of the River Trent and its tributaries between Nottingham and Newark (c) British Library

    EMHERF Conference: New Frameworks for Our Past

    05.10.2019 | Teaching and Learning Building, University of Nottingham University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD

    This conference will look at recent developments in the East Midlands Historic Environment Research Framework (EMHERF - an interactive digital resource) and the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Research Framework with which it is closely linked.

  • Land of the Fanns pop up display at Hornchurch Military Festival (c) Land of the Fanns

    Land of the Fanns pop-up display goes to Thames Chase Apple Day

    20.10.2019 | Thames Chase Forest Centre, Upminster RM14 3NS, Sunday 20 October 2019

    We have curated a touring pop-up display for The Land of the Fanns, revealing how London, once made up of fens, forests and farms, has developed over the centuries. On the 20 October, it will be at Thames Chase Forest Centre Apple Day in Upminster.

  • CHATmethod

    CHATmethod: CHAT Conference 2019

    01.11.2019 to 03.11.2019
    | MOLA (Mortimer Wheeler House) and Museum of London Docklands

    Hosted by MOLA, this year’s Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory conference ‘CHATmethod’ will venture for the first time beyond archaeological theory to directly address the basics of what we do and how we do it.