Cool off in the Ice Age this summer at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum
Enjoy Ice Age activity sessions throughout the holidays. Come face to face with a Neanderthal, crawl inside our Ice Age shelter and meet Fluffy the Woolly Mammoth.
With the long school holidays fast approaching, Ice Age, at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum is the perfect place for families to cool off and hang out this summer. Celebrating half a million years of Worcestershire’s history, from the time our ancestors arrived until the end of the last Ice Age 12,000 years ago, the fun family exhibition is on now and runs until 8 September 2018.
Ice Age has already received more than 3,000 visitors since opening in June and 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. Many of the objects in the exhibition 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 giant Woolly Mammoth. There are special family drop-in days in the summer holidays; on 2 August families can make prehistoric pottery, on 9 August it is Cave Art day where you can make your own piece of cave art and on 23 August families can create ice age costumes and adornment. There’s a full programme of summer activities on www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk
Art Gallery & Museum Manager, Angie Bishop says: “Ice Age is the perfect place for families to escape to this summer. With plenty to do, lots to learn and free admission we hope Worcester residents will come flocking in to meet Fluffy the Woolly Mammoth and to enjoy all the different activities that are on over the holidays!”
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 and featuring exhibitions at the Art Gallery & Museum and The Hive, where there is also an art installation Through the Mists of Time.
Ice Age is free and open Monday – Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm. For more information contact the Art Gallery and Museum on 01905 25371 OR visit www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk or follow @worcestermuseum