16 Oct at 11:00 to 16 Oct 16:00
Gressenhall, Dereham NR20 4DR, UK
Tours available on this date at 11am, 1.30pm and 3.00pm. Tours last approximately 1 hour.
Before Woolly Mammoths roamed the plains of Ice Age Britain, there was an even bigger mammoth on the scene. In fact, Steppe Mammoths (including the West Runton Mammoth) may have been the largest elephant species to have existed. At over four metres tall, the West Runton Mammoth stood taller than a double decker bus, and when alive weighed twice as much as a modern African Elephant. This mammoth dates from the Cromerian Stage (around 700,000 years old), and is the oldest and largest mammoth skeleton to have been found in the UK. Join experts from Norfolk Museums Service as they reveal the fascinating story of this extinct giant in its purpose-built research facility at the Norfolk Collections Centre.
Admission price for tour only. Tickets must be pre-booked and are unavailable on the day.
Please note: A part of the West Runton Mammoth is stored on a mezzanine floor and is only accessible by stairs.