Event: Mammoths: Ice Age Giants
Location: Natural History Museum, SW7
The world’s most complete woolly mammoth is the star of the Natural History Museum’s summer exhibition, Mammoths: Ice Age Giants.
Lyuba, the baby mammoth, was found by a Siberian reindeer herder and his son in 2007, perfectly preserved in the Russian permafrost for 42,000 years. It is an extremely rare opportunity to see one of Earth’s greatest long extinct creatures in the flesh.
Also on show are huge mammoth fossils and life-size models of the species, such as the woolly mammoth, the Colombian spiral-tusked mammoth and the dwarf or pygmy mammoth.
The Natural History Museum also has a huge permanent collection, its famous dinosaur exhibits just part of the 70 million specimens it holds. It is housed in one of London’s most beautiful museums, a gothic Victorian splendour, and is next door to both the Science Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum.
The exhibition Mammoths: Ice Age Giants is running at the Natural History Museum in South Kensington from 23rd May to 7th September 2014, open daily from 10am to 5.50pm, and on the last Friday of every month (30th May, 27th June, 25th July & 29th August) until 10.30pm.