Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail
10 February – 3 September 2017
Free to all
Over 800 objects unearthed during the building of London’s newest railway go on display at the museum.
The construction of Crossrail – which will be known as the Elizabeth line when services begin in 2018 – has offered archaeologists a rare opportunity to explore some of the city's most historically important sites.
Since work began in 2009, over 10,000 artefacts have been discovered in locations including Canary Wharf, Liverpool Street, Tottenham Court Road and Acton.
Ranging from objects once belonging to the inhabitants of Roman Londinium to those owned by victims of the Great Plague of 1665, the treasures span an incredible 8,000 years of human history.
The display also tells the story of Crossrail itself, the largest infrastructure project currently underway in Europe.