Ice Age Herefordshire

Exhibition runs until 28 November 2020 at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery

The exhibition is free but we suggest a donation of £2.50.

Hereford Museum and Art Gallery is open Tuesday and Wednesday 2pm to 4pm and Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11am to 1pm. 

Can you imagine mammoths roaming Herefordshire? Or a landscape on the edge of a massive ice sheet? How long did the Ice Age last and did people live here? Come and find the answers, discover the stories about King Arthur's Cave and meet a life-size woolly mammoth. There's plenty for the family to see, with an Ice Age shelter, a trail, and activity sheets to take away or download.

See the bones of animals that are now extinct, as well as bird and animal specimens that survived the Ice Age, and some of the oldest human artefacts found in the West Midlands.

The exhibition outlines changes in local landscapes and environments with a particular focus on the creation of kettle holes, or 'Ice Age Ponds'. A National Lottery funded project with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust brings the investigations of these intriguing landscape features to life.

Artwork created by students at Hereford College of Art takes things up to date with their exploration of the meaning and effect of modern day climate change, whilst Amanda Attfield’s artwork is inspired by ice age ponds.

Ice Age Herefordshire is curated by Herefordshire Museum Service in collaboration with Hereford College of Art, Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust, and Herefordshire Amphibian and Reptile Team, with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.