Discover what pre-historic animals roamed the Vale at pop-up Almonry exhibition - The Evesham Observer

Discover what pre-historic animals roamed the Vale at pop-up Almonry exhibition

Evesham Editorial 18th Oct, 2017   0

VISITORS to Evesham’s historic Almonry Museum will be transported back to the Ice Age next week as part of a pop up exhibition.

The town centre museum is hosting Paleolithic objects from the ‘Lost Landscapes of Worcestershire’ project which is led by Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service and Museums Worcestershire.

The project gives people the chance to explore more than half a million years of the area’s prehistory, from the time our ancestors first arrived in the Midlands through to the end of the last Ice Age 12,000 years ago.

And to celebrate the Ice Age coming to the Almonry next Monday from 1pm, there is a chance to meet archaeologist Rob Hedge and take part in a mammoth footprint trail, sandpit bone excavation, and a quiz on the Ice Age animals of Worcestershire.

In the evening there will also be a special talk called ‘Violent debacles: The turbulent Ice Age history of Worcestershire.’

From hippos in Cropthorne to the Chadbury rhinoceros, the talk will examine the Vale of Evesham’s significance in the work of the extraordinary 19th century natural historian Hugh Strickland and his contemporaries. The talk is free and begins at 7pm.

Throughout half term week at the museum there will be a host of pre-historic themed craft activities including a prehistoric trail, make a Megaloceros Giganteus hat or create art work for the Almonry’s Sabre Tooth Gallery.

The craft packs cost £1 and usual admission fees apply.


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