Huge thanks to the Southampton Mineral & Fossil Society for inviting the team here at The Etches Collection to have a stand at their fabulous annual Hampshire Mineral and Fossil Show at Lyndhurst on Sunday 7th September.
We had a wonderful day, engaging with all of the visitors - the show gives us an opportunity to meet people who may not have heard of our museum before and enables them to speak with us and find out all about our amazing collection of Kimmeridgian fossil specimens, our mission to educate and inspire everyone who comes to see us and experience our immersive exhibition displays and be able to see Steve Etches at work on his latest finds from the Kimmeridge locality.
As an independent and charitable trust, the museum is always seeking ways to ensure that we continue our work as custodians for the collection and maintain our sustainability for future generations and the event allowed us to bring some unique fossils and minerals available for purchase - these specimens were very kindly donated to us to assist with our fundraising and we had a very successful day.
You can find out more about the Southampton Mineral & Fossil Society here.
If you would like to support The Etches Collection then please visit our page on the National Funding Scheme here.