Building our new Gorgosaurus!

We’ve got a brand new dinosaur called Gorgosaurus on loan!

Here’s how we got on building it:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis fabulous new cast was found in 1997 in Montana, USA. Find out more about it’s discovery.

It has hot footed it’s way from London after being on display at the Summer Science Exhibition at the Royal Society.

Thanks to Kate Sherburn for the images.

Rockdrop – bring in your mystery rocks and fossils

Rock Drop

Our monthly Rock Drop returns on the 30th Many from 2-3pm in the Collection Study Centre.

If you have any interesting rocks, fossils or potential meteorites bring them in for me to take a look at, ask questions and meet other geology enthusiasts.

Great Dino Art!

Thanks Elizabeth for sending for sending through these fantastic pictures of your daughter and her works of art on a recent visit.

Looks like you had a good time!

The Manchester Museum: Window to the World


The Manchester Museum has just published a fantastic new guide to the museum and collections. It contains some of the most exciting stories about the objects, including a chapter on the geology collection written by yours truly.



Just pop in to the museum to buy your copy.

The Fossils Gallery and collection

Is it dinosaur bone?

Continuing the dinosaur theme, whilst the BBC’s Planet Dinosaur series is on, here are some tips on how to tell if it is real dinosaur bone.

Is it a Dinosaur egg?

I often get people asking me if their object is a dinosaur egg. Here’s some useful tips on how to tell.

Quartzite pebble

Septerian nodule

Hypselosaurus priscus Dinosaur egg

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