Gallery 1: Formation of the Fens

Mammoth jaw bone

As you enter the gallery note the orginal stonework of a window of the gaol which has been left on view.

The fossil record is sparse with the fens being wetlands, but during the Jurassic era the land was in fact seabed. Most of the fossils that are available at the museum are those sea creatures. Maybe the most spectacular find however, is the mammoth jawbone and tooth from the last Ice Age around 10,000 years ago. It is worth spending a bit of time reading the information boards and looking at the maps and charts because this will help you understand where you are.

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