Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Life in limestone seas!

Life in limestone seas
make your own prehistoric puppet!
Date: Tuesday February 18th
Times: 2 sessions: 10.30 - 12.30, 1.30 - 3.30 
some colourful finger-trilobites
This is a drop-in activity, no booking is needed and there is no charge for materials (although donations are always gratefully received!)
Where: Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Terrace Rd, Buxton, SK17 6DA
Inspired by the fossils of Peak District limestone, join the our artists and make your own finger-puppet trilobites or a rockpool full of ancient animals or some ferocious fossil fish model

This event will be held among the exhibits of the Museum's White Peak/Dark Peak exhibition where you can find out more about our local geology and see how our dramatic landscapes have inspired artists over the centuries
hand-held Dunklosteus (the originals were about 5m long!)

Monday, 20 January 2014

The tide is still in!

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

our ancient seabed poses in a corner of the Gallery

The Ancient Landscape seabed is still cheerfully oozing (in a fluffy sort of way) in Buxton Museum and Art Gallery as part of the White Peak/Dark Peak exhibiton. if you are passing, please do drop in and stroke a seaweed

We have a public event on Tuesday 18th february: details will follow soon

you are advised to approach cautiously
a chair may offer good cover

...for a surreptitious approach
or you may loiter round a corner
the unsuspecting reef espied from behind a flipchart
triumph! a close encounter with with woolen wotsits! 

but please beware of the guardian seasquirts:
they have been known to swallow whole fingers

White Peak/Dark Peak runs until Saturday 22 February 2014
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Terrace Rd
SK17 6DA

Opening hours during this period
Mondays: closed
Tuesday - Friday 9.30 - 5.30
Saturday: 9.30 - 5pm