A selection of recent finds go on display with a new exhibition at the Crossrail Visitor Information Centre at Tottenham Court Road between 15 February - 15 March 2014.
Following an exceptional year of discoveries on Britain’s largest archaeology programme, our team of archaeologists are running a month-long exhibition where visitors will be able to see a selection of recent finds from across the project during our Portals to the Past exhibition.
We will be displaying more than 50 archaeological finds for the first time, including skulls from Roman London, a Roman cremation pot (which contained remains when discovered), flint used by Londoners 9,000 years ago and items found in a suspected Black Death Plague burial ground are just some of the finds that will be on display.
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 7pm;
- Wednesdays from 11am to 7pm; and
- Saturdays from 10am to 5pm.
The exhibition is free of charge.
New venue confirmed for lectures on 5 March and 12 March
Following exceptional interest for Crossrail’s Portals to the Past weekly public lecture series we have been able to secure a larger venue for the remaining presentations.
With many thanks to Reverend Alan Carr, our talks on 5 March and 12 March will be held at St Giles in-the-Fields Church, 60 St Giles High Street, London WC2H 8LG. The lectures are:
- 5 March: Beyond the City Walls - Recent finds from Liverpool Street Stationby Alison Telfer from MOLA; and
- 12 March: London's Last Great Shipbuilder - The Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company by Danny Harrison, MOLA.
Doors will open at 5:45pm for a 6pm start. The venue holds 300 people which should ensure that all those who want to hear about the latest finds and research from these two Crossrail sites can do so.
No booking is required to attend the lectures.
All four lectures in the series will be posted on our website after the exhibition closes.
- 19 February: The Urban Realm - Buildings Archaeology by Julian Munby from Oxford Archaeology;
- 26 February: Crisis and The Black Death by Sam Pfizenmaier from MOLA;
All exhibition materials will be made available on the Crossrail website shortly after the exhibition.