Friday 10 February 2017

Museum of London - Behold the treasures from Europe's biggest engineering project

Tunnel is now open
From a Roman bronze medallion to a Tudor bowling ball, explore the fascinating objects dug up along the Crossrail project route at Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail now open at the Museum of London Docklands.

The exhibition explores 8,000 years of human history with 500 of the most exciting finds on display and charts the journey of the Elizabeth line from East to West London, revealing amazing discoveries of objects found beneath the streets of well known locations like Tottenham Court Road, Canary Wharf and Stepney Green.

Read more about Tunnel on the BBC.

Open daily from 10am – 5pm (last admission is at 4.15pm), the exhibition is suitable for all ages, so grab your friends or family for a fun day out at the museum. Entry to the exhibition is free.
Discover Crossrail walking tours
Discover Crossrail is a series of walks through key areas along the route of the Crossrail project, developed by London Town Tours with input from Crossrail and Museum of London specialists. Learn key details about these areas, from archaeological findings to never-before-heard stories. Join us as we discover unique buildings, unexpected spaces and new viewpoints within our city.
Custom House
Tue 14 Mar, 11am
Hear the story of the Royal Docks and how Victorian engineering is being brought to life with the redevelopment of Connaught Tunnel. 
Sat 22 Apr, 11am
Join us as we learn the story of London’s last great shipbuilder and the building of a station by
renowned architect Norman Foster with a nautical theme.
Stepney Green
Tue 16 May, 11am
Walk the area where the Crossrail route splits and learn about the work of giant tunnel boring machines and a community excavation of a Tudor manor house.
Watch the video
Beneath the surface
Jackie Keily, senior curator at the Museum of London and Jay Carver, Lead Archaeologist for Crossrail share the journey of this fascinating archaeology project in this video.