The London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre (LAARC)

The LAARC is part of the Museum of London's Department of Archaeological Collections and Archive.

Based at Mortimer Wheeler House in Hackney, the LAARC holds information about more than 7,500 archaeological sites that have been investigated in Greater London over the past 100 years.

In addition, the LAARC stores the full archives for many of these sites as the records and finds from nearly all archaeological work in London come here. To search for information about these sites and their archives (where deposited) see the LAARC Online Catalogue (leaves current site). For specific information on newly deposited archives, see the New archive deposits pages.

The LAARC is the primary source of evidence for early London and a resource of international significance. Because of the richness of the material and the historical importance of London, it continues to make an essential contribution to studies of the Roman empire, of prehistoric and medieval Europe, and of early modern colonialism.