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.

Site Tour - Humberside

As part of the Festival of British Archaeology, the CITiZAN Team will be bringing you 3 site tours from 3 of our Discovery programmes. Broadcast over our YouTube channel make sure ...

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  • 30/07/2021
  • 1 p.m.

Site Tour - Mersea Island

As part of the Festival of British Archaeology, the CITiZAN Team will be bringing you 3 site tours from 3 of our Discovery programmes. Broadcast over our YouTube channel make...

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  • 06/08/2021
  • 1 p.m.

Latest Blogs

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

The vanishing archaeology of early aviation on the Liverpool Bay coast

Ever since the Wright brothers made their famous flight in North Carolina, aviators have been taking of and landing from the beaches north of Liverpool. Much of this activity leave...

  • By Andy Sherman
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  • 01/07/2021

TANK TRAPS, TRAINS & TOURISTS: Hastings in WW2

Hastings & hurriedly assembled Second World War defences, 81 years on......

  • By Gus Milne
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  • 22/06/2021

Understanding and interpreting Coastal Crust defences with CITiZAN

Another chance to join CITiZAN Community Archaeologist Chris Kolonko, to find out what we can learn about Second World War Coastal Crust defences of Lincolnshire through archaeolog...

  • By Chris Kolonko
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  • 06/05/2021

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.