Weston Museum hosts Big Dig archaeology event

PUBLISHED: 13:00 14 September 2018

Baby TRex Titch and Triceratops Tily meet some kids
Weston Museum, childrenÕs archaeology activities
08,9,18

Baby TRex Titch and Triceratops Tily meet some kids Weston Museum, childrenÕs archaeology activities 08,9,18

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A tyrannosaurus rex roamed freely around a Weston-super-Mare attraction this weekend.

Imogen 7 digging for fossils
Weston Museum, childrenÕs archaeology activities
08,9,18Imogen 7 digging for fossils Weston Museum, childrenÕs archaeology activities 08,9,18

Weston Museum, in Burlington Street, hosted the Big Dig event, giving children a flavour of what it is like to be an archaeologist.

The activities were organised as part of the heritage open days festival, where museums and historic venues give visitors a look behind the scenes.

A T-rex, called Titch, visited the museum on Saturday and Sunday to meet and greet children.

Youngsters learned how to dig for fossils and gained an insight into the precision needed to carefully reveal the specimens and extract them.

Baby TRex Titch and Triceratops Tily meet some kids
Weston Museum, childrenÕs archaeology activities
08,9,18Baby TRex Titch and Triceratops Tily meet some kids Weston Museum, childrenÕs archaeology activities 08,9,18

The museum will host a Victorian fortune teller this weekend, between 1pm and 3pm, as part of the second heritage open days weekend.

People can also enjoy guided tours around the galleries and be shown some areas behind the scenes which will be included in a future revamp.

Tour times are 10.15am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 3pm on Saturday, and 11am, 1pm and 3pm on Sunday.

Baby TRex Titch and Triceratops Tily meet some kids
Weston Museum, childrenÕs archaeology activities
08,9,18Baby TRex Titch and Triceratops Tily meet some kids Weston Museum, childrenÕs archaeology activities 08,9,18

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