Friday 19 May, 2.00pm
An afternoon tour with Peter Davis exploring the fascinating history of the Great North Museum:Hancock, with a chance to hear about some of the most important natural history specimens that are on display. Where did these specimens come from, how and when were they collected and who collected them? Why are they considered to be so significant even today? The geographical range of the specimens collected is of particular interest – why do we have early material from Australia, Egypt and Iceland? Who were the amazing people who despite the hardships of travel, spent their time and money making collections of birds, insects and fossil reptiles? Peter was previously Deputy Curator of the museum and has a keen interested in the stories and personalities associated with specific museum specimens.
Free event, no booking required.