Gallery

Here are some of my highlights from the fossil gallery at The Manchester Museum. Let me know which fossils you like best.

Find out more about visiting the museum here.

The finest specimen ever discovered

Fossil club moss about 305 million years old

section through an ammonite about 170 million years old

section through an ammonite about 170 million years old

Hyaena skull from the Last Ice Age about 20,000 years ago

Hyaena skull from the Last Ice Age about 20,000 years ago

Chirotherium footprints, Triassic 245 million years old

Chirotherium footprints, Triassic 245 million years old

Arthropod from the Burgess Shale 505 million years old

Arthropod from the Burgess Shale 505 million years old

Stan the T. rex

Stan the T. rex

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5 Responses

  1. Hi, I have a fossil here that I have found recently, I dont know if it would be of interest to you. It is a complete specimen and it is about 8 inches long and looks like a giant woodlouse! maybe somebody who knows their stuff could shed some light onit for me if they are willing to take a look?

    • Hello Steve,
      I’d be happy to look at your fossil. We run a free enquiry service if you want to bring it to the museum, otherwise drop me some images via e-mail (david.gelsthorpe@manchester.ac.uk)
      Thanks,
      David

  2. […] an impressive 13 feet tall (at the hips) and some 40 feet in length, Stan dominates the Fossils Gallery invoking gasps of delight and the odd scream of terror from unsuspecting […]

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