Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Natural History Museum visits Leicestershire

Snibston Discovery Park near Coalville is always a great place to visit – especially until the end of October 2010. They are hosting a fabulous photographic exhibition from the Natural History Museum.

The stunning displays of wildlife photographs from around the world are truly amazing – these pictures just can’t do the display justice – but they may give a quick taste.

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Hands on History

For anyone – young or not so – with an interest in the the tightly defined subject ‘A History of the World’ – Harborough Museum could be well worth a trip on Saturday 20th March.

Visitors to Harborough Museum will be invited to take up the tools of a Celtic coin minter on Saturday 20 March 2010 and make their own treasures to take home.

Neil Burridge, a craftsman specialising in Iron Age technologies will be taking part in the special event as part of the BBC and British Museum’s ‘A History of the World’ project. Neil will be helping visitors to make coins almost identical to some of those found at Hallaton, near Market Harborough, using the same methods that our ancestors employed 2,000 years ago.

For more details see the entry on the Leicestershire Museum Blog