Date: Saturday 21 September 2019

Time: 10:00 – 17:00

Price: Free 

Location: Eastside City Park, Curzon St, Birmingham , West Midlands, B4 7AP (Near The Woodman Pub and Thinktank)

As archaeological excavations of Park Street burial ground for HS2 come to a close, meet archaeologists from MOLA Headland carrying out the dig and find out what has been learned so far about life and death in 19th century Birmingham.

Did you know that one of the biggest archaeological digs in the UK has been taking place in Birmingham? As part of the preparations for HS2’s phase one, we have been excavating the Park Street burial ground, close to the city centre. We’ve been discovering new information about life and death in Birmingham during the 19th century. As excavations come to a close, we are thrilled to be at Eastside City Park to share our findings with you.

Children can also take part in a small replica archaeological dig, and learn more about the human body from our experts. Visitors will also be able to handle some of the artefacts found at Park Street.

This is a drop-in activity and does not require booking, but further information can be found on the Heritage Open Days website.

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