Tunnel — The Archaeology of Crossrail

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Museum of London Docklands, Warehouse No.1, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Canary Wharf, London 51.507645 -0.023845
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Timed tickets every 15 mins from 10 AM to 1.45 PM
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Free
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The Crossrail project has been a bit of a boon for London's archaeologists, allowing them to unearth objects spanning the last 8,000 years of human history.

The Museum of London Docklands will be showcasing some of the best objects in this new exhibition, alongside the story of how this complicated feat of engineering was achieved.

Since work began in 2009 over 10,000 artefacts have been uncovered, shining a light on practically every important period of the city's history. Beginning in the Mesolithic period, through Roman London, and right up to the present day, they've found everything from stone tools, tiles and jewellery, to the bones of people killed by the Great Plague.

 

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Craig’s review – “You have to be seriously into the history of London to enjoy this place. Try the Museum of London first (for the city's history) and then this one after (for the river's history), because it concentrates on the docks. Most of the historic wharves and warehouses around Canary Wharf have long since been bombed and demolished and replaced with skyscrapers and impossibly… continued”

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