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9 September 2016
The Museum of London’s latest temporary exhibition examines the most prized archaeological finds from a 1975 excavation of the General Post Office on Newgate Street, one of the largest archaeological sites ever dug in London.
Entitled Delivering the Past, the exhibition showcases objects spanning a 3,000 year period, from the Bronze Age to the 20th century, revealing how the lives of Londoners have changed over the course of the capital’s incredibly rich and varied history.
In addition to the exhibition, every weekday from 12 September visitors will be able to handle a selection of objects from the General Post Office site and help to archive pieces of animal bone into the museum’s collection. Enthusiastic participants can also choose to sign up as a regular volunteer to assist with the archiving project in November and December this year.
Star objects in the Delivering the Past exhibition include:
The Museum of London will also be offering free 45-minute walks to notable excavation sites around Newgate Street, every weekday at 1:30pm until the end of October. Delivering the Past opens on 9 September 2016 and will run until January 2017.
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