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The Archaeology of Curzon Street, Birmingham

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Event date
Venue
Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF, UK
Region
Birmingham
West Midlands

Join us for this talk about our finds from our archaeological work at Curzon Street and have your questions answered by our experts.

High Speed Two (HS2) is the new high speed railway for Britain.

Before we build bridges, tunnels, tracks and stations, the largest archaeology programme ever undertaken in the UK s taking place along the line of route.

Archaeological works along the route of HS2 have added significant new discoveries to enhance our understanding of the archaeology and history of the earliest railway station in Birmingham; Curzon Street.

Jon Millward from the heritage team at HS2 Ltd, will tell you about the work and finds from Curzon Street.

This talk will explore exciting discoveries from Curzon Street and discuss the rapid evolution and obsolescence of Birmingham’s first central railway station. It will also explore how elements of the historic railway are being reinvigorated and refurbished so they can be safeguarded for future generations and take pride of place as part of the new Curzon Street Station complex.

No prior knowledge of Archaeology, or the Curzon Street site is needed to participate in this event.

Information about your visit

Thank you for planning to attend the information event at The Priory meeting rooms, Birmingham. We are looking forward to welcoming you, however there are few things to note when planning your visit.

To allow us to manage the number of visitors on site, and adhere to current guidance regarding Covid-19, we need you to book your visit in advance. Please complete the booking form with the name and contact details for yourself and all others from within your family visiting with you. If booking for someone under the age of 16 please enter the details of the parent or guardian attending the event with them. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. You will also be asked to check in using the NHS Test and Trace app before entering the event and face coverings or shields will be required to enter the event.

Please note booking closes at 5pm on 15th September.

Detailed joining instructions including our Health and Safety statement will be sent to all registered attendees closer to the time.

If we have to cancel the event, you will be informed by email at the earliest opportunity.

Tickets will be available to book from 10:00 on Friday 3 September and booking will close at 17:00 on Wednesday 15 September

The talk is on Friday 17 September 18:00

For more information about this specific event please contact: [email protected]

Detailed joining instructions including our Health and Safety statement will be sent to all registered attendees closer to the time.

For more information about HS2 please contact our HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434 or email [email protected]

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