Family Programme May Half Term: Mud Larking

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Mud Larking

Want to try London’s coolest new hobby? Mudlarking is the quirky riverside activity that we’re sure you will love – provided you don’t mind getting a little muddy.

Mudlarking is the practice of scavenging through river mud for lost items of value or historical significance. Twice a day, the Thames in London swells with tidal water, and as that great daily gush tumbles through the ancient channel, it tosses up centuries of junk. When that great churn of water departs the city again at low tide, it leaves behind newly exposed treasures that have been lost in time.

Potential finds might range from Celtic times up to modern day – and “everything in between” – as well as fossils that are millions of years old. Join the experts for an organised session and you’ll have the chance to explore two millennia’s worth of history through the everyday objects you’ll find washed up on the riverside. 

Transport: Bus

Ages: 8+


(Thursday) 9:45 am - 1:30 pm(GMT+01:00)

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