Dinosaurs Rule At Shetland Museum

by Alastair Hamilton -

A new exhibition at the Shetland Museum and Archives features dinosaurs and fossils, with lots of complementary activities planned over the period when they're on display.

The Gentle Giant exhibition includes the skull of a triceratops, some model dinosaurs and an impressive selection of fossils. The triceratops is on loan from the Hunterian Museum, at the University of Glasgow and has been shipped to the islands by the exhibition sponsor, Shetland Transport. Dr Neil Clark, Palaeontologist from the Hunterian, gave two talks shortly after the exhibition opened and youngsters had the chance to look at the fossils with him. Other workshops and tours, and even a dino disco, are planned.

Museum Curator, Dr Ian Tait , noted that 65,000,000 years wasn't too long to wait. “Everyone likes dinosaurs, and if you loved them when you were very young, you never lose that fascination.”

The exhibition runs until 8 December.

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