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Fossil Fuelled – Prehistory to Powerhouse

Posted August 31, 2017 12:00 am by admin under event Exhibition

Bilston has always been a special place and this new exhibition and display celebrates the pioneering industries and spirit of the town.

31 August 2017 - 31 December 2018

The story of Bilston begins with its internationally-important, rocks and fossils. These precious minerals made it possible for industry to flourish and with it the creativity and ingenuity that helped to define the region.

Arriving in the exhibition you will be greeted by a Norton Commando motorcycle and a three-metre long Dromaeosaurus.

The exhibition features objects from many of the town’s industries, including cut steel jewellery, bicycles and the world-famous Bilston Enamels, you’ll learn about famous Bilston companies including Sankey, Beldray and Sunbeam.

We also have a family-friendly dinosaur room which is home to Barry the Baryonyx, a full-size replica. Also on display are real fossils from the Dr. Fraser Collection and dinosaur fossil casts such as the famous Archaeopteryx, T.rex and Triceratops. You can design your own dinosaur and even dress up like a one!

Additional interpretation includes custom-made videos explaining more about the region’s history and geology.

Our interactive engineering corner features model engines that visitors can explore to learn about mechanical principles and how they relate to the other engines on display in the main gallery.

Artworks previously displayed at the old municipal art gallery will also return to Bilston as part of this affectionate look at the town.

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Mount Pleasant
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV14 7LU