Starting this week, Crossrail is hosting a weekly briefing on its archaeology dig at Liverpool Street which aims to recover some 3,000 remains from the Bedlam burial site.

A team of 60 archaeologists will work in shifts, six days a week to remove skeletons and carefully record evidence for what may prove to be, in archaeology terms, London’s most valuable 16th and 17th century cemetery site.

The excavation is being undertaken by MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) on behalf of Crossrail.

Weekly updates live from the archaeology site

Each Thursday evening between 6pm-6.30pm throughout the dig a member of the archaeology team will be giving a briefing on the progress on site that week.

These will be ticketed events, with a maximum of 25 people per briefing, which will take place at the public viewing platform above the dig site.

They will be releasing tickets on a fortnightly basis.

Book tickets here.

Previous excavation at Farringdon.

Previous excavation at Farringdon.


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