Ice Age at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum
30 November -1
Daily from 10.30am until 4.30pm (except Sundays)
at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, Foregate Street, Worcester
Ice Age, at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, celebrates half a million years of Worcestershire's history, from the time humans arrived until the end of the last Ice Age 12,000 years ago.
Over this enormous timespan there were many changes in climate, from woolly mammoths roaming icy tundra in Bromsgrove to prehistoric lions hunting the grasslands beneath Bredon Hill.
The exhibition includes the oldest man-made artefact in the West Midlands, the bones of the last mammoth found in Northern Europe and the first geological map of Great Britain, produced in 1815 by William Smith and known as the map that changed the world. Many of the objects come from Worcester Art Gallery & Museum's own collections as it is the eighth oldest collecting museum in the country.
Whilst full of Ice Age facts the exhibition is full of fun too; visitors to Ice Age can come face to face with a Neanderthal, crawl inside our Ice Age shelter and meet Fluffy the Woolly Mammoth.
The Ice Age exhibition is part of Lost Landscapes; a joint project between Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service and Museums Worcestershire, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England. It brings this little known period of our prehistory to life through the Ice Age exhibition at the Art Gallery & Museum, the Origins of Us exhibition at The Hive and an art installation Through the Mists of Time at The Hive.
For more information contact the Art Gallery and Museum on (01905) 25371 or visit www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk or follow @worcestermuseum