Lincoln Eastern Bypass archaeology roadshow to make its final stop


Guests can meet the archaeologists, take part in children’s activities and enjoy a series of presentations about the archaeology of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass this Saturday.

On Saturday 17 November from noon to 4pm visitors at The Collection in Lincoln will have the chance to see and touch ancient artefacts from thousands of years ago. They will also be able to take part in ‘ask the archaeologists’ sessions and learn about how archaeologists survey sites and record what they’ve found.

Immersive virtual reality experiences will also be set-up, along with colouring, crafts and other children’s activities.

Finally, a series of free talks and films will run throughout the day in the museum’s auditorium.

Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “We had over 1,200 people visit our other road show events in Washingborough, Cherry Willingham and Bracebridge Heath, and we’re looking forward to sharing our discoveries with even more people this Saturday.

“Over the past two years, Network Archaeology has uncovered 250,000 artefacts representing 12,000+ years of local history, particularly near the River Witham in Washingborough.

“A lot of what we’ve unearthed is incredibly significant, not just locally, but nationally and internationally.

“So we’re really looking forward to offering people another chance to learn about these amazing artefacts we’ve discovered right on their doorstep.”

The 7.5km Lincoln Eastern Bypass project is part-funded by a £50m Central Government capital grant and aims to improve Lincoln’s infrastructure, encourage growth, minimise traffic congestion and enhance the inter-city environment.