Who we are

MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) offers expert archaeological and built-heritage services across the UK to help our clients build for the future. Since 1973, our commitment to speedy, safe and cost-effective delivery and an international reputation for our research and publishing programmes has created a rich legacy of projects from complex urban sites to extensive rural landscapes.

MOLA is an independent charitable company employing more than 200 professional archaeologists, consultants and specialists. Working in partnership with developers, planners and property managers, our research delivers public benefit through our innovative community engagement programmes.

Contact us: enquiries@mola.org.uk | tel: 020 7410 2200

What we do

Planning Services

We offer specialist archaeological, built-heritage and townscape advice to help our clients identify and mitigate their risks and achieve planning consent. We also provide owners with help managing the heritage aspects of their estates and property portfolios.

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Development Services

We provide a range of services in the field to enable clients to discharge archaeological and built heritage planning conditions. Through innovative and pragmatic 'written schemes of investigation' and project management, we work to agreed deadlines, with speedy off-site reporting leading to discharge of heritage consents.

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Research and Education

We deliver a dynamic range of research, communication and public engagement programmes that inspire communities and provide lasting public benefit.

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Browse our extensive portfolio of publications that record and expand upon 40 years of outstanding research. Buy books, monographs, maps and digital products direct from us at special rates.

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"Both the onsite team and the office support staff have been a pleasure to work with. The flexible, helpful and professional approach adopted by MOLA has been most appreciated."

Flan McNamara, Sellar Developments

Case Studies


Northamptonshire Archaeology joins MOLA

On the 21 January 2014, Northamptonshire Archaeology transferred from Northamptonshire County Council to MOLA. The 50 strong team based in Northampton continues to work closely with clients to assess and investigate the archaeology and built heritage of the area, cost-effectively and speedily, as it has for over 25 years. Read the full article...

The London Evolution Animation

An exciting new digital animation showing the development of London from its Roman beginnings, in 43AD, to the present day has been created using MOLA data. The animation was created by Flora Roumpani at The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL, and directed by Polly Hudson Design for English Heritage. Learn more...

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