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Discover dinosaur bones this summer at The Beacon Museum

[R]EMAINS from some of the world’s most ferocious animals are on offer at The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven this summer.

Visitors will have the chance to discover dinosaur bones, shark’s teeth and crocodile armour through excavation workshops led by archaeological experts, at the museums ‘Dino Fest.’

Live critters will also be crawling around at the ‘Meet the Minibeasts’ handling sessions where visitors can explore creepy crawlies whose existence dates back to the age of the dinosaurs.

Mike Walley, Palaeontologist, comments: “We are going to be bringing lots of different fossils which have been collected from various dig sites, shark’s teeth, corals, ammonites, crocodile armour and of course, real dinosaur bone.

“Visitors to The Beacon Museum will have the opportunity to hunt for fossils and you can take home what you find, starting your own fossil collection.”

Matthew Bland from The Beacon Museum trying to round up the dinosaurs before the upcoming Dino Fest in July

Dino Fest will take place on July 28 and 29 in support of the Taste Cumbria festival. The workshops support the museums current feature exhibition ‘Brick Dinos’ which features a range of dinosaurs created from thousands of LEGO ® bricks.

Alan Irwin, Business Development Manager at The Beacon Museum, said: “We have developed our most exciting summer programme to date.

“This festival offers a real variety of activities and we will be giving families the option to do one, two or three great dino activities during their visit on this weekend. From reptile handling, to dino excavation, to our very own Jurassic University where participants can learn in depth the science and practice of discovering and preserving fossils.

“All this is in addition to our frighteningly good Brick Dinos exhibition, which features dinosaurs created from thousands of LEGO ® bricks.”

For more information go to www.thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk. To book places on the excavation workshops and meet the minibeast sessions call 01946 592302.

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