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Famous fossil expert to visit Corinium Museum next week

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A last minute addition to a Corinium Museum Half Term holiday event will see famous fossil expert Dr Neville Hollingworth pay the Cirencester museum a visit on Friday October 30th.

Dr Hollingsworth, a local palaeontologist, not only featured in the BBC’s series the British Isles: A Natural History but a few years ago, he unearthed a 50,000 year old mammoth skull in a site north of Swindon.

Dr Hollingworth will be at the Park Street venue from 11am-1pm as part of the ‘Fab Fossil Friday’ event.

Children will be able to bring their fossils for identification by Dr Hollingsworth, or have a chat about some of his own fossil finds. There will also be a few of the Corinium Museum’s own fossil specimens on display.

This event is part of the national “Big Draw” campaign and children will be able to go on a fossil trail around the museum with a chance to win a prize (£1 per child) or have a go at making a fossil and a large fossil collage (£1 total per child to do the two craft activities).

The art event will last from 11am to 3pm.

For further information about any of the Corinium Museum’s events, please contact the Cirencester museum on 01285 655611.

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