When: Saturday 22nd July, meeting (at front of the Museum) at 2.15pm for 2.30pm entrance to exhibition
Where: Museum of London Docklands (map)
Nearest train: West India Quay DLR
The construction of the new 26 mile long Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project, has provided archaeologists with a unique opportunity to study London’s history. Major sites excavated included the Bedlam Burial Ground near Liverpool Street, a plague pit at Charterhouse Square and the Stepney Green Moated Manor House. An amazing array of artefacts were recovered including early prehistoric stone tools, Roman horseshoes (known as “hipposandals”), Tudor bowling balls and thousands of 19th century pickle pots and jam jars from Crosse and Blackwell’s factory at Tottenham Court Road.
Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail at the Museum of London Docklands, is an exhibition that displays many of these fascinating objects as well as explains the construction of the Crossrail project.
You can find out more here.