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24.02.2024 – 25.02.2024

Mudlarking Exhibition at Watermen’s Hall

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Explore displays from 15 unique mudlarks, showcasing their remarkable collections and sharing captivating backstories.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see finds from the banks of the River Thames and hear first-hand the backstories from the mudlarks who found them. This exhibition, by Hands On History, takes place at Watermen’s Hall, the historic home of the Thames Watermen & Lightermen. Entry to the exhibition is free.

At 4pm on Sunday, the finale of the exhibition will be a lecture from Nathalie Cohen, National Trust archaeologist, presenting “The Fishful Thames”: Fish and Fishing on the River’. Decades of investigation along the banks of the Thames have revealed evidence of various forms of fishing over hundreds of years. Nathalie’s talk will focus on the archaeological evidence of this activity through time and examine the iconography and presentation of fish and fishing, especially during the medieval period. Book tickets for Natalie Cohen's talk.

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