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The past comes alive thanks to Cotswold Museum events

Get to grips with prehistoric life with a series of events to promote National Science and Engineering Week at the Corinium Museum this month.

The Cirencester venue will hold five activities to highlight its collection of fossils and explore life during the Jurassic period, as part of the ten-day celebration of science, engineering and technology that runs from Friday March 6th to Sunday March 15th.

The first of these events is Jurassic Cotswolds, a short gallery talk with the Museum’s Outreach Officer Emma Stuart, which is being held at the Cirencester museum on Tuesday March 10th (12.30pm). Booking is essential and the cost is included in admission.

Also on Tuesday March 10th is Beneath Jurassic Seas, an evening lecture with Dr Neville Hollingworth at the museum (7pm-8pm). This talk will examine life at the Cotswold Water Park in prehistoric times, examining Jurassic and Ice Age fossils. This costs £5 and booking is essential.

An event on Sunday March 8th, called Rainbow Science, will allow the whole family to look at the fascinating use and meaning of colour in times gone by. There will be plenty of simple scientific experiments and a chance to paint a colourful abstract picture. This event, from 2.30pm-4pm, is included in admission and children aged 5 and up are welcome.

Dr Hollingworth will also be hosting the Fossil Hunt event, which is being held on Sunday March 15th at the Cotswold Water Park (10am-1.30pm). This activity, in partnership with the Water Park costs either £10/£5 and booking is essential.

During the whole of National Science and Engineering Week, a special exhibition of photos from the Corinium Museum’s fossil and geology collections will be on show at the Moreton Area Centre, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh. Photographing Fossils will run from Friday March 6th to Sunday March 15th and admission is free.

For information on any of these events, please contact the Corinium Museum on 01285 655611 or email museums@cotswold.gov.uk
Source: Cotswold District Council

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