Crossrail Archaeological Exhibition: Back By Popular Demand

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Crossrail Archaeological Exhibition: Back By Popular Demand

Not many exhibitions can show off such diverse disinterments as a 55 million-year-old piece of resin, a skeleton from Bedlam and a medieval wig curler. The Crossrail project, excavating down so deep it's in danger of waking a Balrog, is turning up all manner of curiosities from days of and before yore. A selection of 100 recently unearthed artifacts will go on show at  the Crossrail Visitor Information Centre, nestling in the shadow of Centre Point, from 2-27 October.

Each Wednesday in October will also see a talk about the excavations:

  • 3 October: Crossrail's ambitious archaeology programme
  • 10 October: Uncovering Bedlam under Liverpool Street and London's greatest ironworks at Limmo Peninsula
  • 17 October: Discovering a Tudor manor house at Stepney Green
  • 24 October: Paddington's prehistoric animals and the coming of the railway

All talks begin at 6.30pm and last around half an hour. They're free and on a first-come basis.

For a taster of what to expect at the exhibition, listen to our recent episode of Londonist Out Loud, in which N Quentin Woolf interviews some of the archaeologists involved.

Last Updated 24 September 2012