Cookies on the Crossrail website

We use cookies to ensure we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Crossrail website.

Find out why we use cookies and how to manage your settings.

In pictures: Explore the artefacts

In pictures: Explore the artefacts

The Crossrail Archaeology Programme is one of the most extensive archaeology programmes ever undertaken in the UK. A project spanning over 100 kilometres with more than 40 construction sites has the potential to uncover many finds.

To date, we have found over 10,000 artefacts right across the route.  The finds uncovered from our work sites include prehistoric animal bones, Roman remains, human remains from the infamous ‘Bedlam’ psychiatric hospital and remnants of Britain’s industrial past. An extremely rare piece of UK amber, estimated to be 55 million years old, is also on display.

Here we provide an opportunity to explore some of those finds in our image gallery below. We hope you enjoy this gallery, and this window into the lives of Londoners past and the dramatically diverse events that shaped the city.

NOTE: Many features on the website require Javascript. You can enable it via your browser's preference settings.