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The Festival of Archaeology Festival 2016
Write like a Roman
Dress as a Roman Londoner
Time travellers
Roman make-up

After 15 years at HM Tower of London, the City of London Archaeological Society (COLAS) will present our popular hands-on displays and activities at the Museum of London Docklands for the first time this year.

From pipes and pots to coins and bones, our handling collections offer an insight into London finds with an emphasis on the fascinating Thames foreshore. Favourite activities for adults and children include trying your hand as an enviromental archaeologist, making a mosaic and dressing up as a Roman Briton.

Please join us for the Festival of Archaeology 2016 in the Quayside Room, 3rd Floor, Museum of London Docklands, West India Quay, London E14 4AL. The nearest stations are West India Quay (DLR) and Canary Wharf (Jubilee Line). The museum is free, and open daily from 10:00 until 18:00. COLAS will be offering activities and handling collections in the Quayside Room from 11:00 until 16:00 on Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31.

Museum of London Docklands is top-down in design, so the Quayside Room is just outside the first exhibition galleries. There's plenty to see and do in Docklands, including a variety of cafes and shops, so why not make a day of it?

Download a PDF leatlet here.

On the foreshore


Saturday, 30 July 2016
Sunday, 31 July 2016
11:00 – 16:00

Museum of London Docklands
West India Quay
London E14 4AL

COLAS Volunteers

Dressing a Roman Londoner

Our outreach events are only possible thanks to the generous assistance of our many volunteers. COLAS stands are staffed entirely by members of the Society. No special skills are required and there’s always plenty to do. All we ask is a firm commitment for the least amount of time that you can offer, so we can be sure of enough hands on the day to guarantee the event. It’s a fun day out, and gives pleasure to hundreds and hundreds of visitors, so please join us if you can!

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