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LISTEN: Woolly mammoth’s tooth among new Guildford Museum exhibits

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LISTEN: Woolly mammoth’s tooth among new Guildford Museum exhibits

Published at 10:10am 7th February 2019. (Updated at 4:12pm 27th February 2019)

A woolly mammoth’s tooth, Roman coins and tales of local famous and not so famous figures are among the untold stories being displayed at Guildford Museum.

The new free exhibition celebrating the borough's history is running until 23 March.

It comes as a result of the Museum’s 'Our History, Our Identity' project – an exploration of the borough’s rural history and identity.

Cllr Nikki Nelson-Smith, Lead Councillor for Skills, Arts and Tourism said:

“The project has been a great success.

"Listening to local communities’ stories and discussing historical objects has really helped us to understand what the area and villages were like hundreds of years ago.

"Guildford Museum deserves great credit for capturing the unique stories, which explain our area and how it has developed into a place of character and history. “

Staff and volunteers from the Museum attended events around the borough hosted by partner organisations last year.

Guildford Museum

The project followed on from the ‘Your Stories, Your Museum’ project, where Guildford Museum collaborated with the local community to find Guildford stories.

Cllr Nelson-Smith added:

“Working with local communities for the ‘Our History Our Identity’ project was really important to discover the history of our borough.

"Seeing all the different historical objects in our area felt like a journey through our history.

"One of the most fascinating objects discovered was the Woolly Mammoth’s tooth, found in Guildford.

"This captures a great image of what our borough looked like thousands of years ago.”

The Museum is currently displaying all the objects that travelled the borough until 23 March.

Alongside the exhibition, there is also a drawing challenge, where visitors can have a go at drawing a portrait of themselves in three minutes using one continuous unbroken line.

Young visitors above the age of four will be able to handle the mammoth tooth found in Guildford and make their own paper Woolly Mammoth on Saturday 16 March from 11am until 1pm at the museum.

Hear more about the exhibition and plans for a news museum offer:

Guildford Museum

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