Mary Anning

Event information

Event type: gallery character

Location: Hintze Hall by the bottom of the stairs

Suitable for: Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11)

Capacity: 35 students

Duration: 40 minutes

Ticket prices:

£1 per student
Booking required

Meet Mary Anning, famous fossil hunter of the Victorian era.

Mary will introduce your class to the process of fossilisation and lead an investigation of one of her most famous discoveries, the Ichthyosaurus. Students will learn about fossilisation and adaptation.

Pre-visit information and curriculum links PDF (536KB)

School group visits to the Museum

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