Famous fossil expert to visit Corinium Museum next week

Share this article

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.

Similar Articles

Don't Miss

US Postal Service hiring 40,000 seasonal workers

The United States Postal Service is employing more than 40,000 seasonal workers in anticipation of another record-breaking holiday season in 2021, according to the agency and other shipping companies. City and rural mail carriers, mail handlers, and drivers are among the seasonal jobs available. Those interested can apply online and view open positions in their area at

FDA experts among group opposing US booster shot plan

An international group of scientists, including two top U.S. regulators, stated Monday in a scientific publication that the ordinary person doesn't require a COVID-19 booster just yet. The specialists looked at studies on the vaccinations' effectiveness and found that, despite the extra-contagious delta variation, the doses are effective, especially against severe sickness.

Spirit Aerosystems to receive the largest payout by the U.S. government

In an effort to maintain jobs, the US government says it is assisting aircraft companies that suffered during the pandemic. Spirit Aerosystems, for example, is likely to get the largest payout from the Biden administration.