THE GRAND HALL
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Welcome! As you step into the lobby of our magnificent museum, you’re transported to a world of wonder and enchantment. A kaleidoscope of historical artifacts and magical objects fills the space, each one with a story to tell and mystery to behold. Engage your imagination on your journey through this remarkable collection, where history and fantasy collide.
St. george's foe
Fans of England’s patron saint, St. George, will be excited by the skeletal remains of his legendary slain foe, the dragon. The enormous bones of the dragon loom over the Grand Hall, stretching in all directions, seeming to defy the laws of nature with their sheer size and otherworldly appearance. Since their discovery in Libya, the bones have been immaculately preserved, from the razor sharp teeth to the curved talons that once gripped the earth in fury. Gaze upon this ancient wonder and let yourself marvel at the bravery it must’ve taken St. George to vanquish this fearsome beast all those centuries ago.
An exciting relic showcased in this exhibit is the legendary sword that has been passed down through the eons, said to be the very weapon that George used to slay the fierce beast that terrorized the area. The makeup of this legendary blade is unlike any other, as it still glows with a magical heat that is said to be the lingering effect of dragonsbreath. Want to learn more about the legend itself and how this exhibit came into our hands? Click the button below and read our field archeologist’s exhibit notes.
Don’t worry, they can’t bite (or sting, or pinch)! From the vibrantly colored butterflies of the Amazon rainforest to the iridescent armor of the beetles of Southeast Asia, our humble bug exhibit showcases a stunning array of unique and colorful insects from around the world. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or simply curious about the world around us, this exhibit is a must-see.
Step back in time and experience the power and grandeur of Tudor England.
Crafted during the reign of King Henry VIII, this sturdy suit of armor is a true masterpiece of Renaissance craftsmanship. Tudor armor was an important part of England’s military and political power during the 16th century. This particular suit of armor is believed to have belonged to a royal court member of prominence, making it a symbol of power and prestige.
tudor? I hardly know her
Legends of the West
Step into the rugged and mysterious world of the pioneers in our upcoming exhibition, ‘Legends of the West’. From cowboys to settlers, and even elusive cryptids, ‘Legends of the West’ showcases the unique and captivating history of the frontier. Get up close and personal with Americana relics and learn about the lives and legends of those who shaped the West into what it is today. Don't miss your chance to explore this exciting part of North American history. Opening April 4th!