Largest Collection Of Crossrail Treasures To Go On Display

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Largest Collection Of Crossrail Treasures To Go On Display

The most complete collection of historical artefacts unearthed in London during works for Crossrail will go on display at the Museum of London Docklands.

Objects covering over 8,000 years of human history in the London area were uncovered at sites including Abbey Wood, Canary Wharf, Liverpool Street, Tottenham Court Road, Westbourne Park and Acton.

When it opens in February 2017, visitors will be taken on a site-based journey, following the map of the new Elizabeth line, to find out about who populated these parts of London and when.

Among the items that will be in the exhibition include:

Roman horseshoes. Photo: Crossrail/MOLA
16th-century wooden bowling ball. Photo: Crossrail/MOLA
Mesolithic flint scraper. Photo: Crossrail/MOLA
Medieval animal bone ice skates. Photo: Crossrail/MOLA
19th century Ginger jars from Crosse & Blackwell bottling factory near Tottenham Court Road station. Photo: Crossrail/MOLA

Tunnel: the archaeology of Crossrail runs at the Museum of London from 10 February–3 September 2017. Entry free.

Last Updated 13 September 2016