On Wednesday 1 March, the museum was visited by a local geology group, who were shown the displays, some of the reserve collection and the library. A major part of the visit was getting hands on with the Ridsdale geology collection, a fine mineral and rock collection of over 300 specimens donated to the museum in 1928. The samples were collected from many worldwide localities of geological interest by Edward Aurelian Ridsdale, including sites in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Greenland, Italy, Germany, Austria, France, Siberia, North America, South America, Mexico, India, Sri Lanka, the Shetland and Faroe Islands as well as particular sites in Britain.
The visiting group wee amazed at the range and quality of the specimens and the early books rom the museum’s research library. The museum hopes to see the group again and if you are interested in a visit to see our spurn prehistory collections please do contact the museum.