An exhibition of items unearthed during the construction of Crossrail has become the Museum of London Docklands’ most popular ever, attracting more than 96,750 visitors over its six month run.
Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail told the fascinating engineering story of the new Elizabeth line, alongside 8,000 years of human history recovered from under the capital’s streets.
Objects displayed ranged from prehistoric flints and Tudor bowling balls to human remains of victims of the plague. All the items will now become part of the Museum of London’s Archaeological Archive.
Sharon Ament, Director of the Museum of London, said: “Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail has been an outstanding exhibition in all respects from the quality of the content to the associated family programme.
“Tunnel was delivered primarily with Crossrail and also Museum of London Archaeology. It is extremely gratifying that once again we have proven to be good partners to work with and are building our reputation for collaboration.”
Andrew Wolstenholme, Chief Executive of Crossrail, said: “I’m delighted that so many people have visited over the last six months to learn more about London’s history and see some of the fascinating archaeological discoveries first hand.
“The construction of the Elizabeth line, London’s newest railway, has given archaeologists an incredible opportunity to explore some of the capital’s most historically significant areas.”