CITiZAN, the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network, is an award-winning community-led MOLA project. We tackle threats to England’s fragile coastal archaeology, with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and support from Lloyds Register Foundation, Historic England and the National Trust.


Walkers can enjoy this series of Low Tide Trails to explore the wealth of archaeological features exposed on our shores.

Upcoming Events

CITiZAN archaeologists are hosting events up and down the country. Check out our upcoming events.

Bricks, Tiles and the South Humber

Two day, free training course recording intertidal archaeology on the beautiful Barton Foreshore....

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  • 17/10/2020
  • 10 a.m.

Training with NAS: Prehistoric Intertidal and Submerged Landscapes

As we constantly hear about sea levels rising in the not-too-distant future, it’s important to understand how this has affected our ancient ancestors and how these changes have bee...

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  • 12/12/2020
  • 10 a.m.

Latest Blogs

Find out what the team, our project partners and volunteers have been up to in our blogs.

Raiders over the River Mersey

August 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the start of the Luftwaffe's intensive bombing campaign against Merseyside. After almost two years of attacks thousands of people would b...

  • By Andy Sherman
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  • 29/08/2020

Crafting with CITiZAN on World Youth Day

Aimed at our younger volunteers, Crafting with CITiZAN is celebrating the joy of learning though hands on activities while talking about the impact of sea level change, coastal ero...

  • By Danielle Newman
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  • 12/08/2020

Promenading above the waves for 180 years

Many Happy Returns Southport Pier! Opened this week a 180 years ago on the 2nd August 1860 Southport's famous pier has seen it's fair share of drama with fires, storms and tram car...

  • By Andy Sherman
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  • 06/08/2020

Download the CITiZAN App

Want to get involved? Download the CITiZAN app for your smartphone and monitor the fragile heritage on your local foreshore. With nothing more than the phone in your pocket, you can locate and monitor at-risk archaeology with your smartphone!

Our Resources

Take a look at this useful set of resources for intrepid foreshore explorers and surveyors.