A host of events including digging for fossils is being held at Burnham Museum this month.

The first event is fossil hunting at Creeksea Cliff on Saturday, February 16 from 10am.

Meeting at the museum, visitors will have a quick chat on what to look for, followed by a two-mile walk to the cliff.

From there, they will have two hours to hunt for fossils and have them identified before walking back.

Creeksea Cliff is listed as a site of special scientific interest and organisers have asked people to not bring tools or their dogs.

The family-friendly event is open to all ages.

VisitorsMembers of the public are allowed to can keep the fossils they discover, and families are helped to find at least one. Entry is free, however donations towards the museum are accepted.

On Monday, February 18, there is a talk on policing history. The afternoon event, called The Family History of Essex Police, will be hosted by Peter Layzell at the museum from 2.30pm.

Tickets are £1.50 (£2 non-members). On Tuesday, February 19, there is a children’s fun day from 10am to 4pm.

The craft-based session will be looking at the ancient Egyptians with three craft workshops, dressing up and more. Tickets are £1.50 per child.

Finally, there is a quiz night to raise funds for the museum on Friday, February 22. The quiz, which starts at 8pm, costs £3 per person or £10 for a team of four.