Cathedral Courtyard and Queen Elizabeth Room
FREE (No need to book in advance)
Come along to the Cathedral for this free event on Saturday 16 July from 10.30am - 5.00pm
Join us at Southwark Cathedral, part of the national Festival of Archaeology 2022, for some muddy foreshore fun and celebrate the opening of London’s first permanent Mudlarking display: Treasures from the Thames.
MEET THE MUDLARKS: See their fascinating foreshore finds
GET YOUR FINDS IDENTIFIED: Speak to an expert from the Portable Antiquities Scheme
FINDS HANDLING: Get hands on with foreshore archaeologist Mike Webber
MAKE A MEDIEVAL CLAY TILE: Get muddy with ceramic artist Raewyn Harrison
MEDIEVAL PILGRIM BADGES: See how they were made with an authentic demonstration by pewter expert Colin Torode from Lionheart Replicas
MUDLARKING PERMITS: Speak to the Port of London Authority about their future vision for the Thames and getting a permit to start mudlarking yourself
MEET THE ARCHAEOLOGISTS: Find out about the archaeology and history of the river from the Thames Discovery Programme
RIVER THAMES PATH PASSPORT: Find out about the new Thames Path passport which can be stamped at a number of 'stamping stations' from Cirencester to Rotherhithe!
BOOK SIGNING: Bestselling author and mudlark Lara Maiklem will be signing copies of her books Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames and A Field Guide to Larking: Beachcombing, Mudlarking, Fieldwalking and More
FORESHORE WALK: Thames Discovery Programme will be running a Bankside foreshore walk on the day, details can be found here