Join us for our annual Foreshore Explore

The Tower of London is again preparing to opens its doors to the public for one special weekend this May. Rare access will be granted to this World Heritage Site on  the Thames foreshore as part of the National Archaeology week.

On Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 of May, visitors will have the chance to travel back in time and discover some of our river’s long and wonderful history.

A medieval knife, a spur and Roman glass have been some of the previous finds at this annual event. The beach is still scattered with artefacts such as clay tobacco pipes, animal bones and fragments of pottery that archaeologist will help identify during the day.

This event is coordinated by Thames21 in partnership with the Historic Royal Palaces, the City of London Archaeological Society and Oxford Archaeology Unit and is part of the Big Waterways Clean Up 2012.

Timings: Saturday May 26 : 11am to 1pm
Sunday May 27: 11.30am to 1.30pm 

We are also looking for stewards for this event to help make it safe and enjoyable for all. They will be required from 10am to 3pm on both days. For more information, please contact Ben Fenton