Ice Age in Ilford

Redbridge's new exhibition ‘Ice Age Ilford’ will be opening on 27 October 2015.
 
Ice Age Ilford: An exhibition 180,000 years in the making
 
27 October 2015 – 4 June 2016
 
This major exhibition by Redbridge Museum brings to life the lost world of the mammoths.
 
Over 150,000 years ago, Ilford was home to mammoths, elephants, rhinoceros, giant deer,
wild cattle and even lions.
 
Hundreds of their fossilised bones were unearthed in Ilford 150 years ago and are
now in the collections of the Natural History Museum and the British Geological Survey.
 
In this special exhibition some of these prehistoric bones are returning home for
a brief visit. Come and explore Ilford’s Ice Age find out why the animals became extinct and learn about the Victorian fossil hunters who made these astonishing discoveries.
Visitors will also come face-to-face with a life-size replica of the skull of an Ilford
mammoth. Prepare to be amazed!
 
EVENTS
Tuesday 27 October
Mammoth Fun Day
Make a mammoth mask or a mammoth model.   10.30 -12 noon
£1.50 per child    Please book in advance at
 
Tuesday 27-
Saturday 31 October
Mammoth Kids Trail/
Mammoth badge making    11am-3pm
No need to book
 
Tuesday 3 November
A talk by Dr. Adrian Lister
of the Natural History Museum
Join one of the world’s leading experts on the Ice Age in this illuminating talk. Dr Lister will draw on his extensive research to present the latest discoveries about the Ilford
mammoths and their world.       6.30pm. Free       Redbridge Central Library

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