A MALDON museum is set to reopen with a new fossil exhibition.

Maldon Museum in the Park is reopening for the Spring/Summer season from Saturday, April 2.

With the reopening the museum in Promenade Park will be displaying a new temporary exhibition - a loan of ammonite fossils from the Horniman Museum and Gardens.

The display from the Horniman will be available during the museum’s opening hours, on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm to 4pm, until July 17.

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Ammonites are extinct molluscs from the Jurassic period and lived in the ocean until the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event.

To compliment the loan, the Horniman Museum and Gardens will be hosting a Zoom talk on ammonite fossils on April 8 at 6pm.

The talk will be made by Dr Emma Nicholls, the senior curator of natural sciences at the Horniman.

To learn more and gain access to the talk visit horniman.ac.uk/event/the-amazing-world-of-ammonites.