Crossrail’s ‘Bison to Bedlam’ archaeology exhibition now open
Crossrail’s archaeology exhibition has opened, offering a glimpse into London’s history. Almost 100 key discoveries including 55 million-year-old amber, a skeleton from Bethlehem Hospital burial ground and part of a pre-historic mammoth jaw are on display.
The exhibition is being held at Crossrail’s Visitor Information Centre at Tottenham Court Road from 2 October to 27 October on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 7pm and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm. Crossrail’s Tottenham Court Road Visitor Information Centre is located at 16-18 St Giles High Street, WC2H 8LN (behind Centre Point, opposite Denmark Street).
Crossrail’s lead archaeologist Jay Carver will also host an online Twitter Q&A event (#BisontoBedlam) on Tuesday 9 October between 2pm and 9pm to answer questions on Crossrail’s archaeology programme and the finds displayed at the exhibition.
A series of 25 minute seminars will take place on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm to 7pm. Places will be available on a first come, first served basis.
The seminar topics are as follows:
Wednesday, 3 October
Crossrail's ambitious archaeology programme
Wednesday, 10 October
Uncovering Bedlam under Liverpool Street and London's greatest ironworks at Limmo Peninsula
Wednesday, 17 October
Discovering a Tudor manor house at Stepney Green
Wednesday, 24 October
Paddington's prehistoric animals and the coming of the railway
Exhibition attendees will also have the chance to win an exciting archaeology themed prize donated by Systra.
Visit the Crossrail website for more information about our archaeology programme.
Think I might try to drop by tomorrow, I'm headed that way after work.