Posted by: georginaferry | February 23, 2011

Not-Nessie moves house

Story Museum director Kim Pickin leads the model through Oxford

One of the heartening things about the Museum is its willingness to collaborate with others who are trying to achieve some of the same goals. So it was that yesterday a surplus plesiosaur found herself being wheeled through the streets of Oxford from OUMNH to the new permanent home for the  Story Museum in Pembroke Street. The move took place at the end of a hugely successful half-term activity on Dinosaurs and Dragon Hunters, so there were plenty of young enthusiasts happy to escort ‘Not-Nessie’ on her way.

The life-size model, created by Crawley Creatures for the Channel 5 programme The Loch Ness Monster: The Ultimate Experience, has been stored at OUMNH but pressure on space meant that it needed a new home. Kim Pickin at the Story Museum thought it would provide a wonderful opportunity for children to create their own stories when the centre opens its doors in 2014.

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