Our area stretches across the estuary of the Mersey from the River Ribble in the north to the River Dee in the south. We work with local groups to explore fascinating archaeological remains, ranging from prehistoric footprints and submerged woodlands to evidence of the regions rich maritime history.

The 2022 CITiZAN conference

On the 5th March 2022 we were very pleased to hold our fifth conference at the Museum of Liverpool.  The conference was a great day exploring the connections between coastal archaeology and climate change. You can watch the days talks on YouTube and view the teams posters from around the six Discovery Programmes here.

Low Tide Trails

Liverpool - a virtual look at the archaeology and history of Liverpool's Albert Dock.

New Brighton - a virtual tour of New Brighton's fascinating development.

Explore more of our Liverpool Bay maps via the Low Tide Trails menu.

Footprints at Formby

The preserved footprints at Formby beach are some of the most well-known archaeological remains on Merseyside.  They are the prints of animals including deer and auroch, along with the footprints of the people that lived along side them.  If you want to learn how to record them you can read our specialist guide created by Kirsten Barr of Bristol University.

Footprint of a deer
Footprint of a deer

Upcoming Events

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

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Latest Blogs

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

CITiZAN data added to the Archaeological Data Service

Since the CITiZAN initiative began in 2015 our team of volunteers and staff have added thousands of new archaeological features to our dataset. We've now archived all of this data...

  • By Andy Sherman
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  • 24/04/2024

Winds of Change

Digital exhibition exploring the history and archaeology of shipping in a shifting coastal environment, seen through the Lloyds Register Foundation archives....

  • By Lawrence Northall
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  • 16/12/2022

CITiZAN's Guide to Coastal Archaeology

Introducing our Coastal Guide to Archaeology, your accessible guide to using our app and more as we move beyond the project....

  • By Danielle Newman
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  • 10/03/2022

Our Resources

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