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Discover the Ice Age at Saffron Walden Museum

A new exhibition that explores the ice age will open at Saffron Walden Museum next month.

The Life in the Ice Ageexhibition - which is a collaboration between the Travelling Natural History Museum (TNHM) and Saffron Walden Museum - starts on 12 August and continues until 14 January 2018.

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 the museum and the TNHM will be on show. See fossils and models of animals that were found around the world during the ice ages, such as the 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-size sabre-toothed tiger and a European wolf. Visitors can also view a woolly mammoth - however, this model is not life-size because it would not fit into the exhibition gallery!

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

16 August - Stone Age Day

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.

25/26 October - Woolly Mammoth Fun Days

Visitors can take part in craft activities and learn about these enormous creatures.

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

21 July 2017