Member Family Event: Mary Anning's Fossil Hunters

mary anning character

Event information

Discover the incredible work of Mary Anning in this interactive session especially for children.

28 January 2023

11:00-11:45, 12:15-13:00, 14:00-14:45, 15:15-16:00

Child: £5, Adults go free

Tickets coming soon.

Join us in the Museum to learn all about Mary Anning, the legendary fossil hunter and the incredible marine reptiles she discovered! 

Mary Anning was one of the most influential fossil hunters who ever lived. Find out all about her incredible discoveries in this interactive session especially for children.

With our host, Mary Anning herself, you will learn amazing facts about marine reptiles, fossilisation, and fossil-hunting on the beaches of England, as well as learning where the famous 'She sells sea shells on the sea shore' song originated.

Children will work in small groups with Mary to understand how marine reptiles became fossilised, as well as creating their very own origami one to take home.

This event will be held in the Anning Rooms for Members and Patrons. The Rooms are named in celebration of Mary, and the session will take place in our Library Room on the second floor. Before or after your session, why not stop by our Anning Rooms restaurant to enjoy our special kids menu.

This event is open to Members and Patrons. Members must book a ticket for themselves and their children and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

The event is ideal for children between the ages of four to eight.

Keep an eye out for your Member e-newsletters for future family events with Mary Anning and other historical characters later this year.

Meeting point

Please arrive at the Library on the second floor of the Anning Rooms a few minutes before the event is scheduled to begin.

  • Important information

    Tickets to this event are available to Members only.

    There is a maximum of three children per adult.

    Tickets are non-transferrable and no refunds or exchanges will be given.

    This event is best suited to those aged four to eight but children of all ages are welcome.

    The Museum reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the event as required, such as adjusting the locations, timings or content of the activities. This is to ensure that we deliver a safe and excellent experience for all guests at all times.

    The Anning Rooms has two bathrooms, one which is accessible and with baby changing facilities, and the Museum is fully accessible for wheelchairs and buggies. Find out more about access at South Kensington.

    We will send an email with more information a few days before the event to help you prepare for your visit.

Event dates
28 January 2023 11.00-11.45

Exclusive Member event

Tickets to this event are available to Members only. Become a Member today and enjoy benefits including free admission to exhibitions, priority Museum entry and access to tickets for events such as this one.