• All Ages
  • FREE with admission
  • Ground Floor
  • Permanent Exhibition
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Discover the past.

Have you heard of Howard Carter?

A legendary archaeologist, Carter was known for unearthing the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun while working on the excavation of the Valley of the Kings in 1922. This find took eight full years to complete due to it being left in disharmony after multiple robberies.

The history of the world, and mankind, depends on such discoveries. It’s how we learn, grown and evolve. Unlocking insights from our past inform who we are and how we got here.

Welcome to Skull Cave, here you can take in the scale and detail of two extraordinary hand-carved skulls that are larger than life (and you!). Put yourself in the shoes of those who have uncovered such mysteries and bask in the wonder, splendour and magic of discovery.

From here, take a journey to the In Our Nature zone on Level 4 and find out more about geology, rocks and the wonders of our natural world.