Evolving Shropshire

Shropshire has some the most varied geology in the world. A new exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery – Evolving Shropshire – invites you to experience millions of years of the Shropshire landscape.

Rocks representing millions of years of time and fossils indicating the many different environments Shropshire has experienced, from vast deserts and swampy forests to tropical seas and freezing Ice Ages, are brought to life.

An image of woolly mammoths walking through hilly, snowy terrain. Mammoths will feature in the Evolving Shropshire exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.

Evolving Shropshire tells the fascinating story of the collections, collectors, evolution and discoveries associated with the diverse geology of the county.

The exhibition also displays the recent work of the Fossils in Shropshire project to digitise and improve public access to the specimens held in the Shropshire Museums collection.

Evolving Shropshire was created in partnership with the Fossils in Shropshire project and is open from Friday 14 February 2020 to 31 May 2020.

Easter holiday fun

Exciting events will also be held during the Easter school holidays that will trigger the curiosity and imagination of younger minds.

Drop-in Fossil Painting will be running from 11am–3pm every day during the school holidays.

Meet Mary Anning, a pioneering palaeontologist and fossil collector and find out about her fascinating life and amazing discoveries in an interactive story session. These sessions will run on Wednesday 8 April 2020 and Thursday 16 April 2020 11.30am-12.15pm.

Finally, meet Charles Darwin on Saturday 11 April 2020 and Wednesday 15 April 2020 11.30am-12.15pm and hear the exciting story of his adventures on The Beagle and how he arrived at his world changing theory.