Unwrapped and in the spotlight
The majority of museums contain far more objects than they can possible display to the public. Frome Museum is no exception. We have some fantastic treasures in our natural sciences collections that are rarely seen. So, the museum plans to unwrap these and put them on show over the summer months alongside, some of our newest acquisitions, to encourage more people to visit.
Simon Carpenter, volunteer curator at Frome Museum, says “As well as items from our museum, I will be borrowing some fabulous cut and polished geodes from Bristol Museum, originally from Dulcote Quarry in the Mendips. Frome Museum has also recently taken ownership of part of a rare marine reptile fossil that will be displayed for the first time.
The exhibit will feature around 50 objects, including a mammoth tooth, a bird nest made of 6,000 pieces, a cannon-balled sized semi-precious crystal, and a two-thousand million year old fossilized microbial mat.
Whatever your age, there should be something of interest for you.”
The exhibition will be open to the public from 10am to 2pm Tuesdays to Saturdays. We are also open on Independent Market Sundays (4th June, 2nd July and 6th August 2017).
Dates and times
23rd May 2017 - 31st August 2017, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Event entry fees
- Adult: Free
- Child: Free
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