Man and Beast

From re-opening date 20 May 2021

An exhibition which explores the central role which animals have played in the lives of humans, not only as sources of food an materials but also in culture, art, religion and folklore. A wide range of objects and specimens, including many from the museum’s stores, have been brought together to examine the role which dogs and horses, snakes and bees, raptors, insects and cows have played in our lives over thousands of years. Visitors can find out about the history of edible insects, how an Iron Age pet dog was buried near Stansted Airport, and the role which birds of prey have played in many cultures through the ages down to our own day.

Visits must be pre-booked online via the Art Tickets website (link on the Museum’s website) and visitors should wear face coverings, unless exempt. Admission is £2.50 adults, £1.25 concessions, and children under 18 free. the Museum will be open initially Thursdays to Saturdays from 11.00 a.m. to 4.30p.m. and on Sundays from 2.30p.m. to 4.30p.m.