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150 million years ago, this area was under a shallow tropical sea, teeming with life. Peterborough Museum has a superb, internationally important collection of fossils from the Jurassic period, all found locally. Discover what creatures swam in these prehistoric seas and how they lived and survived for so long.

 Take part in two museum-led activities:

  • Be a mini palaeontologist in our Jurassic Gallery. Go under the sea and unearth real fossils. Find out what these tell us about life millions of years ago and what we know about the people who found them. Observe, enquire, identify, record, classify and present your findings.
  • Get crafty and model a Jurassic sea creature out of clay. Then make a paper craft habitat for your creature to safely live in. The habitats can be made in groups or individually.

For Early Years, we provide more handling opportunities and we explore the gallery through interactive storytelling of ‘Jurassic Funnybones’.

Up to 35 pupils £135
Up to 25 pupils £120
Lunchroom (per group) £15


To book: email us on or call 01733 864 700/706


We can also bring a range of fossils out to your school. Please note that the craft activity is not available for outreach.

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Teacher testimonials:

“Another wonderful session which was pitched perfectly for my pupils, all of whom have additional needs. They really enjoyed the multi-sensory activities and crafts.” (Teacher from Heltwate School)

 “The people delivering the activities were knowledgeable and worked very well with the children. Activities were engaging and age appropriate” (Teacher from Hampton Hargate Primary)