This is the kind of museum that reminds one why there are degree programs in museum science (and I will go out on a limb and say that this is not a museum curated by the holder of such a degree).
This rather large former church is packed to the gills with fossils, which is certainly to be expected given that it is a fossil museum. But there is also an inexplicable taxidermy exhibit, a small exhibit about the building's past life as a church, and a bizarre diorama of various geological eras and the life on earth during those times. There is even an installation representing what dinosaurs might look like today if they had survived - and it looks bizarrely like something inspired by old episodes of Doctor Who.
The museum has its good points, of course, but is primarily a jumble of fossils and other...stuff...arranged confusingly and accompanied by explanations of dubious factual merit. It's an eccentric place that is packed with oddities but holds questionable scientific or historical value.
At £5 a ticket, the museum is really too poorly laid out and to strangely curated to make it worth a visit. I feel deeply for the people who run the museum, as various signs posted throughout make it very clear that they feel unsupported by the local government, but it simply is not a factual museum so much as it is an eclectic collection and the reflection of a personal passion. Not worth a visit.
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