The London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre is opening its doors to the public next month for a series of behind the scenes tours which will allow a rare sight of archaeological finds not yet displayed at the Museum of London.
Visitors will be able to see the areas where newly discovered objects are cleaned and sorted and have the chance to tour the “phenomenal” Glass and Ceramic store.
The centre houses records relating to 8,500 excavations in London with a catalogue of items dating from the earliest Prehistoric occupation of the London area.
Lucy Sawyer, Archaeological Collections Officer, said: “The LAARC is full of London’s hidden treasures so every time you open a box the mysteries of the capital’s past are illuminated. The tours of the LAARC will allow Londoners to explore their past and see it literally stacked all around them.”
Visits to the archive will take place every Friday and on the first and third Saturday of the month from the 5 August 2011.
Mortimer Wheeler House, 46 Eagle Wharf Road, London N1 7ED
Every Friday 11.00 – 12.30 & 14.00 – 15.30
Every first and third Saturday of the month 11.00 – 12.30 & 14.00 – 15.30
Fee £5: advanced booking required
To book please call the box office on 020 7001 9844