JURASSIC fossils have gone on display at Market Hall Museum in Warwick.
Local collector Nic Reast has given the museum his vast collection of fossil shells, with many from across Warwickshire.
Nic says he has spent hundreds of hours preparing the specimens from solid rock.
He told the Observer: “I’ve been lucky enough over the years to have found some nice fossils, but they deserve to be shown, not hidden away. So I’m very pleased some of my finds have been chosen to be put on display at the museum, allowing them to be viewed and hopefully appreciated by the public.”
And museum curator Jon Radley thanked Nic for the loan.
He said: “Nic’s amazing fossils give us a tantalising glimpse of life in Jurassic seas, nearly 200 million years ago.
“Without collectors like Nic within our community, scientifically valuable and inspirational fossils would go unnoticed, or be lost forever. We’re very grateful for the loan, and hope that our summer visitors enjoy them.”
The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday between 10am and 5pm. Entrance is free.