Results from the 2010 Summer Fieldwork

Following an exciting week’s fieldwork on the Tower Beach during July 2010, and after attending the Open Foreshore Weekends (part of the annual Festival of British Archaeology) in 2009 and 2010, the Thames Discovery Programme is delighted to be returning to the Tower of London with Museum of London Archaeology and Historic Royal Palaces, for a FREE event focused on the history and archaeology of the Tower of London Foreshore.

Date & Location

The event will be held at the Tower of London on the 20th April 2011 from 10.15am – 3.45pm.


The event aims to provide participants with information about archaeological fieldwork undertaken on the Tower Beach and an opportunity to see some of the artefacts discovered on the site.


Artefact identification
during the Open Foreshore event,
July 2010

Registration at the Queen’s Stairs

10.30 – 11.45:
Guided foreshore walk

12.00 – 1.30:
Lunch Break (with finds display)

1.30 – 2.05:
Nat Cohen & Mark Burch (TDP / MoLA)
Introduction and recent investigations

2.05 – 2.25:
Gustav Milne (TDP)
Riverside walls at the Tower

2.25 – 2.40:
Tea Break

2.40 – 3.00:
Jane Spooner (HRP)
Recent investigations on Tower Wharf

3.00 – 3.25:
Graham Keevill (Consultant archaeologist for the Tower of London)
Overview and summing up

3.25 – 3.45:
Discussion, Q&A, Evaluation

Please note that refreshments are included at breaks, but lunch will not be provided. There are a number of cafes and shops within a minute’s walk of the Tower of London; the group will reassemble to enter the Tower after the foreshore walk at 12.15 at the Middle Drawbridge.


Places are limited so please book and print your ticket using the link below: