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Join our online archaeology event to find out about exciting discoveries in the West Midlands

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

Our archaeology programme is continuing to unearth discoveries across our sites. To share information about these works and some of the exciting finds uncovered throughout construction we are launching a series of online archaeology events.

Designed for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home our free, online meet the expert series will take you on a virtual tour of the route between Birmingham and London. Our team of archaeologists will reveal some of the stories that have been uncovered so far through photographs, footage and new imagery captured during archaeological excavations. You will be able to ask the team questions via a live Q&A chat option.

Sign up to attend our next event

Registration for our first event is now open.

  • Event title: The Archaeology of HS2 - Uncovering the stories of Coleshill’s past.
  • About the event: Hosted by our contractor Wessex Archaeology, this webinar we will explore the exciting archaeology works in the Coleshill area and what their discoveries can tell us about the lives of people in the West Midlands in the past.
  • Date and time: Tuesday 19 May, 12.30-1.30pm.
  • Register for tickets: Tickets for this event are now open. Register your interest in attending this online event .
  • We will be publishing video recordings of each webinar online, so if you are not able to listen live you can still learn about our archaeological work through a dedicated playlist on the HS2 YouTube channel.

    Upcoming events

    Over coming weeks we will be holding more online archaeology events to share details of exciting finds from across the line of route. We will publish details of these events, including how to register for tickets, on Friday 15 May. Subscribers to this website will receive an email alert.

    For more information about this event or any of our forthcoming events please contact our HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434 or email hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk .

    Posted on 12th May 2020

    by HS2 in Birmingham