Vera author officially opens Wild display

An author whose books have inspired television series has opened a new exhibition at an Alnwick attraction.

Saturday, 16th July 2016, 9:55 am
An exhibition celebrating the natural history of the British Isles has opened at the Bailiffgate Museum in Alnwick. The event was opened by writer Anne Cleeves who is seen with Mal Graham, chairman of the trustees. The exhibition runs until September 4th. Picture by Jane Coltman

Ann Cleeves, whose novels have been made into the productions of Vera and Shetland, officially opened the Wild exhibition at Alnwick Bailiffgate Museum last week.

Wild celebrates our native British wildlife in all its beauty and diversity and will run throughout the summer months with a host of events taking place to coincide with it.

Visitors to the museum will be able to learn about red foxes, red squirrels, stag beetles, salmon, barn owls, great crested newts and much, much more

Interactive displays and a mass of extra resources will engage, inspire and inform visitors of all ages. Children will be able to listen to wildlife stories, dress up as their favourite creatures and make their very own animal masks.

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Working with a number of partners, including Northumberland National Park, Alnwick Wildlife Group and Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a series of more than 30 extra events will run throughout the summer, in the museum and out in the countryside and on the coast.

To keep up to date with events at the museum visit www.bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk/wild