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.

Forton Lake Low tide trail - A slice through Portsmouth's History

This guided low tide trail take you around the skeletal remains of the various 20th century ships and boats...

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  • 20/10/2019
  • 8:30 a.m.

West Mersea - coastal lives guided archaeology & heritage walk

Oyster farming, fishing and salt production are all famed industries in the Blackwater Estuary and the roots of such activities may be traced back many centuries, even into prehist...

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  • 20/10/2019
  • 11 a.m.

Barton and District History Group

Updates and future plans in the North and North East Lincolnshire area...

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  • 30/10/2019
  • 7:30 p.m.

Latest Blogs

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

A Man O'War or three on the Mersey

HMS Conway was the Mercantile Marine Service Association's training school for offices in the Merchant Navy. Moored of Rock Ferry in the River Mersey, three vessels carried the na...

  • By Andy Sherman
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  • 17/09/2019

So you go on holiday to get away from it all......

In which a CITiZAN archaeologist goes on holiday and bumps into Scotland's intertidal archaeologists SHARP out on fieldwork........

  • By Lara Band
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  • 29/08/2019

Searching for Subtidal Archaeology

Phoebe Ronn writes on how volunteering with CITiZAN and the Thames Discovery Programme led her to take a degree in archaeology at the University of York and focus on lost landscape...

  • By Phoebe Ronn
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  • 31/07/2019

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.