During the month of September the Lewes Town Partnership, with a range of partners, is coordinating a month of fossil fun and Gideon Mantell-related events in Lewes. Look out for the Hunt the Bones prize dinosaur hunt around town running throughout the month.
During Heritage Open Days on Saturday 10 Sept there will be a chance to view original Gideon Mantell publications in the Barbican House Museum Library and on Sunday 11 September to visit his birthplace in Station Street.
Mantell’s dinosaurs: Saturday 17 September at Lewes Castle. Drop in to learn about Gideon Mantell and handle real dinosaur bones. Between 1-4pm. All ages welcome. Usual admission applies. No booking required
Saturday 24 September will be a day of family fun dinosaur related activities on the Railway Land next to the Linklater Pavilion. There will also be a series of talks in the Linklater on various themes relating to the finding of the Iguanodon. The day will include book readings by children’s author Nicky Dee ” What’s so Special about Dinosaurs?” There will be original pieces of iguanodon fossil on view in the Linklater from the Booth Museum in Brighton. Admission free.
On the Sunday 25th Sept 12 noon and 2.30pm the Iguanodon Restaurant street theatre showwill be on by the Linklater. It will feature a 35ft Iguanodon and will tell the story of the finding and identifying of the early dinosaurs. The show and “monster” has been created by Emeraldant CIC https://emeraldant.com/ who will be coming to Lewes from Dorset having already featured at the Yorkshire Fossil Festival in Scarborough and the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival.
If you would like to help out or participate in these events please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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