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Cumbria's Lost Worlds (Family Friendly Option) tickets

Tullie House Museum Art Gallery in Carlisle

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

11:00am til 12:00pm

Minimum Age: 8

FAMILY FRIENDLY TALK about Cumbria’s past, exploring the evidence for the ice ages and the landscapes they have created. With specimens to view.

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Cumbria's Lost Worlds (Family Friendly Option) on Tuesday 22nd October 2019

How have Cumbria's beautiful and dramatic landscapes formed? How has Cumbria's environments and ancient wildlife changed over millions of years? Join Curator, Dr Simon Jackson as he answers these questions using the rocks, minerals and fossils in the nationally significant Tullie House collections. Through this talk, which complements the newly opened geology display, Formations, you will journey back in time 480 million years ago to witness the most ancient life preserved in Cumbria in a long, extinct sea. Your journey forward in time will take you to the tropical, warm seas teeming with life, dry deserts with searing heat where you will discover giant scorpions scurrying across the sand and then, marine seas where large aquatic contemporaries of the dinosaurs, the ichthyosaurs once swam; including a creature discovered in a Carlisle garden!. Finally, you will be chilled by the ice age, discovering how it carved Cumbria’s dramatic valleys and landscapes.

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