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Life in the Ice Age exhibition

Exhibition

Museum Street
Saffron Walden
CB10 1JL

Tel: 01799 510333

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Life in the Ice Age exhibition

The Life in the Ice Age exhibition at Saffron Walden Museum opens on Saturday
12 August 2017 and continues until Sunday 14 January 2018. This exhibition explores the ice ages and is a collaboration between the Travelling Natural History Museum (TNHM) and Saffron Walden Museum.

Find out about the ice ages: ice sheets, glaciers and times of warmer weather. You can meet Stone Age man and discover ice age creatures. Stone tools and fossils from the collections of Saffron Walden Museum and the Travelling Natural History Museum will be on show. See fossils and models of animals that were found around the world during the ice ages, such as sabre-toothed tiger and cave bear, and those that lived in Britain during cold glacial and warm interglacial periods over 10,000 years ago. These include glacial woolly mammoth and woolly rhinoceros fossils and interglacial elephant, giant ox and hippopotamus fossils. TNHM is also exhibiting models of ice age creatures. You can meet a life sized sabre-toothed tiger and a European wolf. Visitors can also view a woolly mammoth however this model is not life sized because it would not fit into our exhibition gallery!

Three days of events will be held to accompany the exhibition.

Events

Stone Age Day on 16 August when visitors can meet Stone Age man. A re-enactor will be setting up camp in the museum grounds and showing us what life was like in the Stone Age. You can even touch some tools made thousands of years ago.

Woolly Mammoth Fun Days on 25 and 26 October when visitors can take part in craft activities and learn about these enormous creatures.

The activities are drop in sessions, 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm. Children must bring an adult and entry fees apply.

Opening Times

Season (12 Aug 2017 - 14 Jan 2018)

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