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One Million Years of the Human Story Exhibition

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What did Britain Look Like 125 Thousand Years Ago?
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Have you ever come face to face with a caveman? I'm not talking about your hairy husband, - although I'm sure he fits the bill - I'm talking about our early ancestors: Homo Sapiens. Since they became extinct about thirty thousand years ago, I would be a little scared if you had. But the next best thing is right at your doorstep - or at the very most, a few tube stops away.

Up until the 28th September, The Natural History Museum is running Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story. The exhibition, which is 9 for adults or 4.50 for children and concessions, our ever changing ancient landscape.

Showcasing more than two hundred specimens, objects, and life-size models, you will be able to gaze into the eyes of our distant relatives, and discover how the lions in Trafalgar Square were once much more animated. Britain was a true safari, home to mammoths, elephants, rhinos, and hippos in the Thames.

See amazing archaeological finds, such as the skull of Britain's earliest known Neanderthal, the oldest wooden spear in the world, and the largest hand axe in Europe.

You will also get to learn about the story of well known figure of today, such as Bill Bailey and Alice Roberts, who have had their DNA analysed to trace back their ancestry.

Special events include late night openings, conferences, and film clips.
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Why? Fun for families
When: Until 28th Sept
Phone: 44 (0)20 7942 5000
Where: Natural History Museum
Cost: 9 adult, 4.50 children/concessions
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