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August 30, 2021

The Greatest Show Un-earthed: Workshops (30 & 31 August)

This ticket includes general admission to explore our Polymorphic Carbon Library Exhibition, Graft &...

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This ticket includes general admission to explore our Polymorphic Carbon Library Exhibition, Graft & Glory Exhibition, The Neville Hall LEGO® Model and The Common Room Minerals and Ores Display. In line with our Covid Safety Statement, if you intend to visit as part of a group, please ensure one person in your party books all tickets. Visitors may need to queue at various points in the building to ensure social distance can be maintained in exhibitions, workshops and events.

About this event

Join the Rock Showman and take part in 3 activities which totally rock, at this family-friendly workshop! Explore geology specimens such as dinosaur fossils, minerals, and shiny crystals. See how many points you can score as you work your way around each activity, and take home your very own dinosaur bone, crystal or fossil! These family-friendly science workshops explore our region’s Earth history and welcome all ages to explore what lies beneath our feet.

Please note, these workshops are the same as those which ran from 16th – 20th August 2021.

Mineral Snap!

Do you know your quartz from your fluorite, or your jet from your coal? Learn how to identify crystals, minerals, fossils and shiny things with Mineral Snap, by matching rocks from the Rock Showman’s marvellous collection, with The Common Room’s own Minerals and Ores Display!

Beach Combing Bingo!

Join The Rock Showman and his team to discover Jurassic fossils in a portable chunk of Yorkshire! Budding paleontologists can learn the skills of fossil hunting, as they dig through millions of years of our world’s past. What could you find if you knew what to look for?

Identify the Fossilised Plant!

Explore our world 300 million years ago through simulation, and match the plants and trees you encounter with the fossils in front of you! This activity brings to life how the fossils we can find in our region today were once part of our carboniferous landscape.

Event timings

Monday 30th August:

11:30, 12:30, 14:30, 15:30

Tuesday 31st August:

10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00

Booking information

Tickets are free for these workshops but booking is required, as capacity is capped at 12 people per workshop. Please note, adults accompanying children will also require their own ticket.

**If you can longer attend your timeslot, we kindly ask you to cancel your tickets so another party may take your place**

Additional information

Location: Map Room, First Floor, The Common Room, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE

Children must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult.

Hand sanitiser will be supplied. Face masks should be worn by adults at all times unless medically except.

Our building is fully accessible – if you have any queries about accessibility, please contact lucy.stockdale@thecommonroom.org.uk

In line with updated government advice, all visitors over the age of 16 will be asked to scan the NHS QR code or provide their name and contact details on arrival at The Common Room. Smartphone users can download the NHS COVID-19 app before arrival.

The Common Room is taking a number of precautions to mitigate the risk to the public regarding COVID-19. Face masks should be worn by adults at all times unless medically except and visitors should practice social distancing. For further information on our COVID-19 protocol please visit our home page: thecommonroom.org.uk


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