Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames with Lara Maiklem

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  • Thu, 2nd Jul 2020 @ 18:30 - 20:15
  • 18:30 - 20:15

The River Thames is celebrated as Britain’s longest archaeological landscape, with a daily tide that reveals a foreshore rich in artefacts naturally preserved by anaerobic mud. Mudlarks are river scavengers and Lara Maiklem is uniquely trained in the art of seeking. Tirelessly trekking across miles of the Thames’ muddy shores, where others only see the detritus of city life, Maiklem discovers Roman brooches, clay pipes, Victorian shoe buckles and Mesolithic flints.

In this talk, Lara Maiklem takes us on a journey across miles of the Thames’ muddy shores relaying her stories of objects lost and found and the role they play in unearthing evidence of England’s captivating, if sometimes murky, history.

Lara Maiklem

Lara Maiklem is a British author and editor who has been unearthing artefacts along the River Thames for over fifteen years. Featured in the Guardian and by the BBC for her work as an “expert mudlarker” her book on the subject became a Sunday Times Best Seller. She now lives on the Kent coast, close to the Thames Estuary, and visits the river as regularly as the tides permit.

Tickets £15 including a glass of prosecco from

This talk is part of the After Dark series with the National Trust and is at the historic home of Thomas and Jane Carlyle in Chelsea.




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Salon Ticket Includes a glass of prosecco 18:30 - 20:30 £15.00



Carlyle's House, 24 Cheyne Row, SW3 5HL


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Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames with Lara Maiklem
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