Festival of Archaeology 2017: Tideway walks on the Thames
Thames Tideway walks for families
Join in with a FREE programme of guided family walks and sessions for young archaeologists aged 8–18, organised by the Thames Discovery Programme. A brilliant and safe way to explore the archaeology on the foreshore of the River Thames!
Using records of the Deptford foreshore, these events will enable you to locate and map the various features that can be found there. The site is located next to the remains of one of Henry VIII’s shipyards, so there's some awesome archaeology to discover. The site shows how the archaeology on the foreshore can give us clues about the development of the area. Participants will have a chance to tour the site and look at artefacts from the Thames Discovery Programme’s handling collection.
These events take place on the Thames foreshore which can be both uneven and muddy. We recommend that you wear clothes that you don't mind getting extremely dirty and suitable footwear (boots or wellies)!
YAC member Roisin blogged about her exploration of the Thames Foreshore with the Thames Discovery Project on the YAC website recently... check out her blog for inspiration!
Date 1: Thursday 27th July 2017, from 11:00–12:15
Date 2: Friday 28th July 2017, from 11:00–12:30
Date 3: Saturday 29th July 2017, from 11:30–13:30
These walks are all free, but booking is essential in advance via Eventbrite.
Follow the links on the Thames Discovery Programme's website to book your place(s).
Meet at the river stairs at Watergate Street in Deptford, London SE8
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