Humans in Ancient Britain
See the Swanscombe skull, some of the oldest human remains ever found in Britain
Until 17 April 2016 (historic exhibition)
Re-trace the steps of our ancestors and discover the story of the ancient people of the British Isles.
The Humans in Ancient Britain display features some of the oldest human remains ever found in Britain – the Swanscombe skull, found in Kent is thought to be about 400,000 years old.
Alongside this, other objects illustrating the story of modern humans in Britain will be on display including an intricately carved 14,000-year-old harpoon point.
Following the success of the Natural History Museum’s popular exhibition, Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story, some of the most fascinating objects will be displayed at the Great North Museum: Hancock.