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The Yorkshire Museum – William Smith Exhibition

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Date(s) - Saturday, 12 March 2016 - Friday, 22 April 2016
10:00 - 17:00

The Yorkshire Museum


The Bicentenary of William Smith’s Geological Map
The Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, York YO1 7FR
Exhibition extended to 22 April 2016.

The William Smith map that changed the world is on show to mark 200 years since its creation.  It changed the way people thought about what was beneath their feet and went on to inspire scientists to work out a more accurate age of the planet. The display looks at the eventful life of “Strata” Smith who saw his work plagiarised and him being sent to a debtors prison before he finally became regarded as the father of English Geology. There are also other maps and books as well as items from his fossil collection.

Open daily 10.00 – 5.00pm

Please bear in mind that these events have not been organized by Rockwatch and you need to get in touch with the group involved to find out more details and to book.

Author: Helen Connolly

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