View From the Shop

As I look up from the Museum’s shop the arches form a frame to the view of the Touch and Feel tables in the Court, and I am reminded of Alice through the looking glass. Here I can watch the excitement and delight on children’s faces when first encountering a wild animal close up – feeling the fur of the fox for the first time, or the rough scaly texture of the baby Nile Crocodile, and showing amazement at the size and age of fossilised dinosaur eggs. An experience such as this can hold a lasting memory and even be the spark to a lifetime’s interest in the wonders of nature.

Jennifer Wright, Museum Shop