Tours From Home: Jurassic World - The Mary Anning Collection from London’s Natural History Museum

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Why take this online tour?

Dinosaurs? Dinosaurs! On this incredible Spotlight Series from Walks, join an expert Paleontologist and local London Blue Badge guide as they lead you into the fascinating world of the Jurassic Era. Take in a visit to London’s “Cathedral of Nature” or the Natural History Museum, and learn more about its history and the role it played in the world of Dinosaurs. Our guide will highlight the work of many influential paleontologists and we’ll pass through the wonders of the celebrated Mary Anning collection. Anning was a prolific fossil collector, dealer and highly regarded early Paleontologist who defined scientific thought around prehistoric life as we know it.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Journey back to the Jurassic Era with an expert guide and skilled Paleontologist
  • Created with Sketch.Reveal the fascinating unknowns of the Mary Anning Collection at the London Natural History Museum
  • Created with Sketch.Get a glimpse into the life of a modern-day paleontologist as they piece together clues to learn about the life and details of dinosaurs
  • Created with Sketch.Pose questions and comments to our expert guide during the tour.
  • Created with Sketch.Connect to this live online tour from home.
  • Created with Sketch.Receive a $25 voucher for future tours around the world.

A collection of massive (and we mean MASSIVE) proportions

Much of what we know about the Jurassic world is due to the diligent work of Mary Anning, an 19th century maven who forged great paths in scientific research and development by the excavation and documentation of fossils on the cliffs and banks of the English Channel.

“It’s the winter of the year 1833 and the research must continue, and continue quickly. My team of excavators have observed small landmasses shifting in the storms, revealing layers of curiosities I have never seen before. These curiosities are such a thing of endearing interest and we must get to them before the waves carry them away forever. With each new discovery, I am more and more reminded of my father’s penchant for t...

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Much of what we know about the Jurassic world is due to the diligent work of Mary Anning, an 19th century maven who forged great paths in scientific research and development by the excavation and documentation of fossils on the cliffs and banks of the English Channel.

“It’s the winter of the year 1833 and the research must continue, and continue quickly. My team of excavators have observed small landmasses shifting in the storms, revealing layers of curiosities I have never seen before. These curiosities are such a thing of endearing interest and we must get to them before the waves carry them away forever. With each new discovery, I am more and more reminded of my father’s penchant for this land and the secrets that lay just beneath it”. -An excerpt from the imagined diary of Mary Anning

Learn about Mary Anning and the work of many paleontologists that paved the way for how we know and see the world of paleontology today. You’ll see some dinosaurs that you may be familiar with and learn about many others, as well as get a glimpse into the research and reconstruction that goes into defining what they might have looked like in their day. Walk alongside our guide as he touches upon discoveries made and myths debunked due to the continued study and passion of paleontologists around the world.

On this live online (limited-run) tour, join modern-day Paleontologist and a local London Blue Badge guide as they lead us through the most celebrated collection of dinosaur fossils safeguarded in London’s Natural History museum.

What's Included

Exclusive access to a local expert guide

Simple, digestible stories by an engaging storyteller

$25 voucher for future tours

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Great tour, lots of fun facts ! Great videos and pictures to make the experience even better.

Wow! Aaron is a proper expert. This was a very special tour with someone who really really knows his stuff. It was fully accessible, varied and enjoyable. But best of all was to be with someone who could pick an example or a story out of the air to answer every question.

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