A jurassic perk as dinos return to Leeds City Museum

PREHISTORIC FUN: What visitors to Leeds City Museum can expect during the May half term.
PREHISTORIC FUN: What visitors to Leeds City Museum can expect during the May half term.
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For more than 140 million years, fearsome marine reptiles like Ichthyosaurus ruled the world’s oceans.

Now the incredibly well-preserved remains of the speedy, dolphin-like predators will be making a splash as dinosaurs return to Leeds City Museum this May half term.

Last year’s debut event saw more than 11,000 people visit the museum to see a selection of artefacts, fossils and bones.

Going on display for the very first time from May 29 until June 4 this year, during a week-long dinosaur extravaganza, will be a three dimensional preserved ichthyosaur skull alongside a near complete juvenile specimen. Also on display in the museum’s Brodrick Hall will be the reconstructed remains of a fossilised Hypselospinus, an eight-metre herbivore which roamed the UK more than 137 million years ago.

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