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‘The Biggest Skeleton to see this Halloween’

Posted onPosted on 18th Oct

This Halloween, heighten your spooky ‘saurus’ senses with a visit to see the skeleton of Titus, a Tyrannosaurus rex, at the dedicated Titus: T. rex is King exhibition – along with a separate skeleton trail available in Wollaton Park during October half-term.

The exhibition, covering 4,000 sq ft across four exhibition galleries, explores the legend of the T. rex and sets to dispel some myths about this immense iconic dinosaur, including: was it a predator or a scavenger? Did it have feathers or scales? And, what were the T. rex’s closest living relatives? From discovery in the Montana Badlands in the USA, through the experience of excavation, curation, examination, rebuild and final reveal – the Titus: T.rex is King exhibition takes you on a bone-chilling journey of discovery.

Tthe exhibition allows visitors to dig for Titus’ bones, unpack the skeleton anatomically and recreate Titus.

Wollaton Hall’s Learning & Education team are running dinosaur-themed Family Workshops, Become a Dinosaur, Become a Palaeontologist and Become a Palaeo artist sessions that are available to all families during the October half-term.

From one spooky skeleton to another, visitors can also experience the outdoor Halloween themed ’skeleton’ trail that will be set in the grounds of the Wollaton Hall & Deer Park. All ages are welcome, though the trail is specially designed for primary school aged children.

Wollaton Park will also see the return of the traditional rides fair with a Halloween twist, and fair food.

Nottingham City Council portfolio holder for Leisure and Culture, Coun Eunice Campbell-Clark, said: “We are thrilled that the exhibition Titus: T. rex is King enables families to experience a real life skeleton of a T. rex, and discover and explore Natural History, evolution and the environment.

“It has been enjoyed by local residents and visitors from far afield, and if you haven’t visited already, what better time to see the skeleton of a giant dinosaur than at Halloween!”

Rachael Evans, museums development manager at Nottingham City Museums, explains: “Coming face to face with an actual T. rex is an experience very few in the world can claim. Even in skeleton form, Titus’ power and presence is unmistakable – we have had to dedicate the largest room at Wollaton Hall just to him alone.

“Titus T. rex is King will take you on a truly unique journey discovering all there is to know about this dinosaur – the largest predator in its ecosystem. The sheer size and scale of the skeleton takes your breath away. It is a truly an amazing discovery and an absolute must-see.”

Tickets for TITUS T. REX IS KING are on sale now, set at £13 for an adult, £8.75 for a child (under 16 years), students and concessions, £34 for a family ticket (two adults and two children under 16 years) and under 3s and carers have no entry fees to pay. (Includes booking fee). Family Workshops tickets vary based on the activity, see website for more info: https://wollatonhall.org.uk/titus/- The ‘skeleton’ outdoor trail is available in Wollaton Hall’s shops & cafés for £2.

To book tickets and for more information, visit the website at www.wollatonhall.org.uk/titus