AN exhibition at Maldon Museum will feature fossilised creatures which once walked, scuttled, or swam across the Dengie peninsula.

The display will be unveiled tomorrow (August 20) at the museum located in Promenade Park.

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This will feature creatures from the Dengie during the Eocene Epoch, around 50 million years ago when this part of the country was under the sea.

The fossils have largely been collected from beaches such as Creeksea, Mayland and Steeple.

Shark teeth are the dominant feature but there are also fossilised crabs, fish, shells, rays, pyritised impressions like wood fragments, and much more.

The display also includes some artwork from the book, Fossils of the Dengie Peninsula.

Author of this book and keen fossil collector, Jon Greaves will be opening the exhibition.

Fossil expert from Burnham-on-Crouch, Jennie Donnelly, will be the main host.

She displayed a collection of fossils from across the Dengie at Burnham Museum in 2019.

Visit the museum on the lawn at 1pm tomorrow to be among the first to see the new display.

The Maldon Museum in the Park is a registered charity and independent heritage museum focusing on Maldon's history, and is run completely by volunteers.

Find out more about the museum on its website.