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News and information about Crossrail events and exhibitions

Crossrail is a 24 hours, 7 days a week operation, and our workers are hard at work constructing a new railway for London. Crossrail holds and takes part in events relating to a variety of topics throughout the year. You can find out about all current and planned Crossrail events on this page.

Click on the links below to find out about our current events:


Some Crossrail sites will be opened up to the public one last time for Open House London 2017. Information about tours and tickets will be published in late August, with tickets made available to book at the start of September.

If you know friends or family that would love to get behind the scenes of the Crossrail project, make sure they subscribe to 'Crossrail events' via our contact form to be the first to hear about ticket information.

Tunnel: the archaeology of Crossrail

February 10 to September 3 2017

DNA of Great Plague identified for first time_carousel

The most complete range of archaeological objects unearthed by Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project, on display alongside the story of this great feat of engineering in a major new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands next year. The exhibition opened on 10 February 2017.

The wide variety of items on display will explore 8,000 years of human history, revealing the stories of Londoners ranging from Mesolithic tool makers and inhabitants of Roman Londinium to those affected by the Great Plague of 1665.

The finds sit against a backdrop telling the engineering story of the largest infrastructure project currently underway in Europe, with key facts and figures presented throughout.

Exhibition open 10 February - 3 September 2017 at Museum of London Docklands.

A new virtual version of the exhibition Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail at the Museum of London Docklands gives people the chance to explore the huge array of artefacts unearthed by Crossrail during construction of the Elizabeth line.

Hundreds of photographs, video content and new rotational images of the most exciting artefacts can now be explored online at

The Design Line - stations, art and public space on London’s newest railway

Now open at London Transport Museum

Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London’s newest railway in a new exhibition at London Transport Museum.

  • See miniature models of new stations and a sample of the new public artwork for Paddington station  
  • Experience the journey from street to platform at some of the future stations in a new short film
  • Build Custom House station
  • Try out the new bench prototype
  • Touch real architectural samples used to build the stations

Crossrail is Europe’s largest infrastructure project. It is delivering 42kms of new tunnels, 10 new stations and improvements at many more and a series of exciting public art installations. This new exhibition tells the story of its design.

Exhibition now open at London Transport Museum, Covent Garden.

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New book - Platform for Design

Platform for Design, a new book by architecture critic and RIBA Journal editor Hugh Pearman, is now available to coincide with the launch of ‘the design line’ exhibition.

With over 150 visualisations and photographs, the book explores the design of the railway’s new and upgraded stations, the new public spaces, the trains and the artworks being delivered by Crossrail, Europe’s biggest infrastructure project.

Purchase your copy from the London Transport Museum shop in Covent Garden and online at:


Pop-up exhibition installed at Paddington station

Take a sneak peek at the new Elizabeth line stations with Crossrail’s Pop Up exhibition currently making it’s way around London.

Learn all about your new station design, public space improvements and public art installations.

The Pop Up is currently on display at Abbey Wood Sainsbury's.

London Crossrail fossil finds on display at Natural History Museum

Now on display at the Natural History Museum

London Crossrail fossil finds on display at Natural History Museum

Archaeologists working on Crossrail have donated a piece of 55-million-year-old amber and a woolly mammoth jawbone fragment unearthed in London to the Natural History Museum.

Two of them are now on display in the Museum's Lasting Impressions gallery.

Found at Crossrail's Canary Wharf site, they are part of a vast and diverse set of specimens that have been dug up during the railway's construction.

Moving Ahead, August 2017

Moving Ahead, August 2017

Our project update is issued four times a year to keep you informed about progress on the Crossrail project.

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