Summer Exhibition: Jurassic Ark – spectacular fossils from an ancient Somerset Sea
Tue June 15 - Wed September 15
BRLSI Summer Exhibition: Jurassic Ark – Spectacular Fossils from an Ancient Somerset Sea
Open Monday to Saturday, 10am-4pm – free entry (donations always welcome)
Come and marvel at this unique collection of fossils from Strawberry Bank, near Ilminster. Originally discovered in the nineteenth century by Charles Moore and donated by him to BRLSI, the specimens are part of a beautifully preserved Jurassic ecosystem from 183 million years ago. In 2019 our Collections department, sponsored by Gekoella, organised a new dig in the area and discovered more of the wonderfully detailed fossils. They show us how these ancient creatures lived, hunted and interacted. Evocative line drawings by renowned artist John Sibbick recreate the landscape of the time in which these marine reptiles, fish, crustaceans, squid-like cephalopods and insects flourished.