Exhibition: Tunnel: the archaeology of Crossrail

This exhibition CLOSED on Mon, 21st Aug 2017

This exhibition has finished.

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Cost: Free of Charge


The most complete range of archaeological objects unearthed by Crossrail has gone on display alongside the story of this great feat of engineering in a major new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands.

The construction of London’s newest railway, which will be known as the Elizabeth line when services begin in 2018, has given archaeologists a unique chance to explore some of the city’s most historically important sites. Since work began in 2009, the project has undertaken one of the most extensive archaeological programmes ever in the UK, with over 10,000 artefacts shining a light on almost every important period of the Capital’s history.

The wide variety of items on display will explore 8,000 years of human history, revealing the stories of Londoners ranging from Mesolithic tool makers and inhabitants of Roman Londinium to those affected by the Great Plague of 1665.

These finds were discovered in locations as diverse as suburban Abbey Wood in the south east, through Canary Wharf, across to Liverpool Street, Tottenham Court Road and ending in Westbourne Park and Acton. The finds will sit against a backdrop telling the engineering story of the largest infrastructure project currently underway in Europe, with key facts and figures presented throughout.

A preview of the exhibition is here.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

Museum of London Docklands,

No.1 Warehouse, West India Dock Road, London,
E14 4AL

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