Ice Age Ponds: Herefordshire Museum Exhibition

Ice Age Ponds: Herefordshire Museum Exhibition

The Ice Age Herefordshire exhibition runs until 30 November 2020 at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery.


Go to the Hereford Museum Exhibition Webpage

Can you imagine mammoths roaming Herefordshire? Or a landscape on the edge of a massive ice sheet? How long did the Ice Age last and did people live here? Come and find the answers, discover the stories about King Arthur's Cave and meet a life-size woolly mammoth. There's plenty for the family to see, with an Ice Age shelter, a trail, and activity sheets to take away or download.

See the bones of animals that are now extinct, as well as bird and animal specimens that survived the Ice Age, and some of the oldest human artefacts found in the West Midlands.

The exhibition outlines changes in local landscapes and environments with a particular focus on the creation of kettle holes, or 'Ice Age Ponds'. A National Lottery funded project with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust brings the investigations of these intriguing landscape features to life.

Ice Age Herefordshire is curated by Herefordshire Museum Service in collaboration with Hereford College of Art, Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust, and Herefordshire Amphibian and Reptile Team,with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. 

The interpretation panels below were produced for the exhibition.

The panels explore how Ice Age ponds were formed and why they are important features of our landscape today, especially for wildlife.

Heritage of Ice Interpretation Panel
Ice Age Ponds from the Air
Ice Age Survivors and other Wildlife
For Peat's Sake Interpretation Panel
Wildlife of Ice Age Ponds Interpretation Panel
Protecting Ice Age Ponds for the Future Interpretation Panel