Digging London’s past: Syon Park excavation

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TNRExcavateLondonV1This summer the Museum of London will return to Syon Park,  Hounslow, with digging opportunities for adult and children, it has been announced.  

Having previously focussed on investigating the house of Sir Richard Wynne, a Parliamentarian on whose land  the 1641 Battle of Brentford was fought as anti-Royalist forces tried to stop Prince Rupert’s troops reaching London, this year’s excavation will  explore how the Roman road and settlement at Brentford has shaped the landscape, and its impact up to the present day.

The site lies close to the main Roman road leading from the capital to Silchester and previous excavations in the park have exposed a  wealth of Roman archaeology.  Hopes are high for more Roman finds this year.

2013’s archaeological opportunities:

Excavate London: The Romans (adult course)<
24-28 Jun & 1-5 Jul
9.30am —  5pm each day
£275  (no concessions, includes lunch, over 16s only)
A hands-on chance to see how the Romans have impacted on the landscape of Syon Park. Our excavation course provides a week-long introduction to archaeology in practice, suitable for all levels. You’ll explore the techniques of digging and how to unlock the mysteries hidden within landscapes guided by professional  MOLA  archaeologists and Museum of London curators.
Call the  Box Office on 020 7001 9844  to book your place.
For more information contact Kath Creed on  020 7566 9316  or email[email protected]


Excavate London: Junction takeover day (ages 14-18)
Sat 6 Jul
10am — 4pm
FREE (14-18 year olds only)
Are you aged between 14 and 18 and interested in Archaeology or History? Join the fun for a hands on day led by the Museum’s youth panel,  Junction, exploring what archaeology is and how you can take part.
Contact Kath Creed on  020 7566 9316  or email[email protected]  to book a place.


Open Day (adult and family event)
Sun 7 Jul
10am — 4pm
Come to Syon Park for site tours and drop-in workshops to discover what we uncover at Syon, from the finds to the features. Activities available for all the family. Dogs welcome.
Please note: Open day visitors will not be able to excavate on-site.
For more information about the project please contact Kath Creed on  020 7566 9316  or Kate Sumnall on  020 7814 5733  or email:[email protected]


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