NWR and Fossils Galore

Living in Wisbech, we are lucky to have ‘Fossils Galore’ closeby, in the town of March.

It relocated to its current premises in 2012, transforming from a museum, showing the range of fossils that can be discovered in the local area, to an educational activity centre, which is designed to teach people of all ages about what lies beneath our feet through hands on learning, from educational activities to taking real fossils into schools and groups.

I took my grandsons there frequently and the discovery of an Iguanodon Skeleton fuelled our excitement as it was displayed in Fossil Galore’s purpose built laboratory where the team go through the process of uncovering the bones.  

In October 2019 I organised an outing for NWR members to FG (as I affectionately call it) where the owner, palaeontologist, Jamie Jordan gave us a talk about geology and fossils, accompanied by slides and various exhibits.  We explored the maze of displays and enjoyed an interesting, informative afternoon.

Fast forward a couple of years and one of our members, Rosy, became a volunteer.  Her duties there have been very varied, ranging from accompanying the owners on expeditions, organising equipment, storage and displays, helping with children’s activities to working in the lab and polishing opals – and much more!

Rosy displays a taste of the variety of interests our Wisbech NWR members enjoy.  There is no one NWR type!