Fossils from Britain

Fossils from Britain

How to find this gallery

Useful links

Gallery announcements

Facilities and access

Eat, drink and shop

Trace our fossil record through mud, silt, sand and time.

Take a closer look at ancient creatures such as trilobites and ammonites. See preserved shark teeth and spot the fossil fakes in the Fossils from Britain gallery.

Star specimens and exhibits

  • some of the few specimens discovered from Britain's age of mammals 65 million years ago
  • fossils once thought to be darts flung from the heavens during thunderstorms
  • examples of the fossilised plants that form coal
  • specimens showing the diversity of life during the early Paleozoic era
  • examples of non-fossils often mistaken for the real thing

Galleries and Museum map

Discover what you can see and do in our other galleries, and find out how to get around with our Museum map.