This is the exhibition that was the focus of this half term’s project. I saw very little publicity for the exhibition in the press at large however it was the best organised and best curated exhibition I may possibly have ever been to. Definitely the most ‘wow’ since Tutenkhamen. The organisers of the BM’s Vikings Exhibition could learn a lot!
The key things to me were the polite helpfulness of the staff, the exhibition wasn’t at all crowded with either people or displays, the exhibition told a story and every thing in the exhibition contributed something to that story and there was a feeling of ‘completeness’. There were pieces there from all the major finds that we’d read about; the Happisburgh flints, Boxgrove Man, the Red Lady of Paviland and cannibalism at Gough’s Cave and more. It really was a case of taking what we’d read and seen on documentaries and making it real.
Sorry camera battery died so these were on my phone
Oh and did I add booking us in as a school group was one simple phone call. So wonderfully accomodating to HEers too.