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.

CITiZAN Conference: Connecting Coastal Heritage, Communities and Climate Change

This conference explores the opportunities and challenges of understanding climate change and the impact that this has on our coastal heritage and on the communities who live here,...

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  • 05/03/2022
  • 9:30 a.m.

Latest Blogs

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

A lonley marker on the foreshore

Scattered across the foreshore between Crosby and Hightown are miles of demolition rubble, often thought to have come entirely from the clearence of bomb damaged buildings in the c...

  • By Andy Sherman
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  • 17/12/2021

RNLI Heroism: The wreck of the Mexico

The Mexico was a German sailing vessel heading out of the port of Liverpool in 1886, heading for South America, when she ran into terrible trouble. The RNLI leapt into action, but...

  • By Andy Sherman
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  • 09/12/2021

Flamborough Old Lighthouse: Lighting the way since the 1600s

In this blog we’ll be taking a quick look at one of the Humber Discovery Programme’s most unique maritime buildings....

  • By Chris Kolonko
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  • 20/11/2021

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.