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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.

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Crossrail Events - Last Chance behind the hoardings_carousel

2018 is a historic year for Crossrail. The programme to deliver the new Elizabeth line is now over 90 per cent complete. It will open through central London in December this year, transforming travel in the city.

2018 has also been marked as the Year of Engineering, a nation-wide campaign which celebrates the world of engineering and looks to inspire the next generation. The campaign aims to tackle the engineering skills gap and widen the pool of young people who join the profession to help deliver the next wave of infrastructure projects. 

As part of this campaign, Crossrail is opening its doors to some of the new central station sites. These events will give you the chance to get behind the hoardings, see the future Elizabeth line stations under construction and experience this major infrastructure project at work.

These events are in high demand and tickets are limited. Subscribe to the Crossrail events mailing list for advanced notice of future events and to increase your chance of getting tickets.

The Secret Life of a Megaproject

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Get inspired by the engineering on Crossrail, one of the largest megaprojects ever undertaken in the UK. 

Uncover the lesser-known stories from the project in a new family exhibition where you can take a journey deep underground into the tunnels and stations with never-before-seen construction video, hear personal stories from the new generation of engineers who are making it happen, and learn how the project is benefitting the capital and the whole country through interactive maps.

Objects on display also include a drone used as part of construction, the original prototype of the new Elizabeth line roundel and a selection of archaeological finds unearthed during the build.

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Digging Deeper exhibition

A new exhibition which explores stories of remarkable engineering feats, including Crossrail. Visitors can experience a large audio-visual tunnel projection and a life-size recreation of the tunnelling shield that dug the world's first electric Tube railway in 1890.

Easter family fun at the London Transport Museum

Go on a tunnelling discovery through time in family 'Storytime' and 'Stay and Play' activities. Find out how tunnel boring machines helped to shape the underground network and how tunnelling excavations have also led to creating new habitats. 

Easter family activities are being held Friday 30 March to Sunday 15 April.

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: Crossrail Project Update, May 2018

Moving Ahead: Crossrail Project Update, May 2018

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

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