Digi-Dinos

Digi-Dinos

Museum of lively people!

Do you remember last year I wrote a blog about the BBC Programme ‘Museum of Life’?  What do you mean ‘no’?!  Read it here!

Last month in a joint trip with the other part of the Digi-Dinos Project  the team (along with a coach full of local school children and their parents) went to London to see the dinosaurs.  The weather was perfect for museum visiting – very rainy!

A lot of us hadn’t been before and on entering the museum we were all bowled over by how big and noisy the museum was.  The dinosaur gallery was full of very excited school children that marvelled at the sheer scale of some of the fossils.  The moving exhibits got the most attention, especially the T-Rex! 

 We then moved on to do some of the filming in another part of the museum for one of the video podcasts.  Mark, the Natural Science Curator at New Walk had brought with him part of an Ichthyosaur fossil which the Natural History Museum had the other half to.   We went into the Fossil Gallery, a great big space where the walls were covered with all sorts of fossils.  It was like looking at a natural art gallery.  I couldn’t find the fossil we were looking for but Mark found it straight away.  When he put them together it was like seeing two pieces of a puzzle.

 It was a really great day and by the silence in the coach on the way back (everyone was asleep!) everyone really enjoyed their visit.

 

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Leicester Arts & Museums Service manages six museums sites including New Walk Museum & Art Gallery. New Walk Museum & Art Gallery is situated within the historic New Walk area and the original museum in the city opening to the public in 1849. The museum has been the inspiration for many people including Lord Attenborough and Sir David Attenborough, who pursued their love of art and natural history as a result of spending their formative years as regular visitors to the galleries. New Walk Museum hosts wide-ranging collections spanning the natural and cultural world. A family friendly day-out, displays include Egyptians, Wild Space, World Arts, Fine Art collections and the Dinosaur & Geology galleries due to re-open in 2011.

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