Take an archaeological trip through London’s buried history and learn more about the capital’s new railway with Tunnel: the Archaeology of Crossrail at Museum of London Docklands.
Crossrail, soon to be called the Elizabeth line, is London’s newest railway running from West to East London and through the centre of the city. The extensive construction works of Crossrail, which began in 2009, have given archaeologists access to thousands of previously hidden artefacts covering 8,000 years of London’s human history; a wide range of which go on a free display at the museum.
Examine prehistoric flint, Roman iron horse shoes, a Tudor bowling ball, a 17th-century human skeleton and 19th-century ginger jars, all unearthed during the Crossrail project. Explore the history of London from the Mesolithic period to the 20th century, via the Roman inhabitants of Londinium and stories of the Great Plague. Plus, learn more about Europe’s largest infrastructure project and the latest in 21st-century engineering.