Ice Age Herefordshire
4 April to 20 June 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 to Saturday 10am to 4pm.
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 mammoth model. Plenty for the family to explore including a child-friendly science lab, make a cave painting, dress up as a wolf or reindeer, and help to create a baby woolly mammoth.
Visitors can 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 Herefordshire.
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 Arts takes things up to date with their exploration of the meaning and effect of modern day climate change.
Ice Age Herefordshire is curated by Herefordshire Museum Service in collaboration with Museums Worcestershire, Hereford College of Art, Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust, Herefordshire Amphibian and Reptile Team. The exhibition has been made possible with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.