Learn how to dig like an urban archaeologist on the Museum of London’s summer training excavation!


This is a training excavation aimed at complete beginners who would like to learn the basics of field archaeology in an urban environment.

The five day course will be taught on a post-medieval–early-modern site where trainees will learn excavation techniques, finds processing, site archiving and aspects of public archaeology.

You will be working in small groups, doing a range of different activities, and will be taught by professional archaeologists from Museum of London Archaeology and other specialists.


Burgess Park, Southwark, London.


Monday 12th – Friday 16th July OR Monday 19th – Friday 23rd July (NB the second course is a repeat of the first).

How much?

£250 per 5 day course

Contacts & Bookings

If you are interested in taking part please contact:
Kate Sumnall: ksumnall[at]museumoflondon.org.uk
Tel: 020 7814 5733
Jackie Keily jkeily[at]museumoflondon.org.uk
Tel: 020 7814 5734

Find out more on the Museum of London webpages


Please note that participants must be over 18.

All equipment will be provided but it will be necessary for participants to wear sturdy shoes!

If there are insufficient numbers to run the course the course will be cancelled and any money paid will be refunded.