Public Thames Museum
The concept of the museum is to celebrate and engage with the archaeology of the River Thames through an environment that is distinctive, evolving and ever changing; in effect a museum without walls sited on the River itself where every visitor can have the chance to be a collector, archaeologist, orator or curator. The visitor can perhaps change history simply by unearthing an artefact that has never been seen before. The range of artefacts within the museum collections will cover the entire life span of the River Thames from prehistoric fossils to an object unearthed that very morning.
The museum collections, exhibitions and one-off displays will sit within a re-creation of timber wharfs, sections of river wall, 17th Century warehouses and other examples of London’s historical waterside. Visitors will travel back in time century by century, experiencing something new at every turn. Augmenting their own understanding of London’s colourful history with a series of bold storylines, capturing and exciting the visitor’s imaginations whilst enriching understanding.
Location Greenwich, UK