A huge range of artifacts unearthed by Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project, goes on display alongside the story of the great engineering feat, in a major new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands.
Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail follows the route of the new Elizabeth line from east to west London, and features around 500 exhibits discovered along the way.
The book, #PrintedByPark, explores the discoveries that have been unearthed along the way. From 70,000 year old reindeer and bison, to the birth of Brunel’s 19th century railway around Paddington and Old Oak Common, the book digs in to London’s buried past.
Crossrail’s lead archaeologist Jay Carver said:
The construction of London’s newest railway, underneath the streets of one of Europe’s most historic and complex cities, has resulted in one of Britain’s biggest archaeology programmes. For the very first time a full range of artefacts and items will be on display together, letting us tell the story of people who have lived in the capital for almost 10,000 years.
The exhibition runs until September. Admission is free and includes interactive displays and activities.