Relive the dramatic story of prehistoric Britain, its people and changing landscapes. Rare specimens, unique archaeological treasures and the latest research recreate this exciting glimpse into our past, a decade in the making
Look back at Britain long before the Romans, Saxons and Vikings arrived and discover rarely seen specimens, brought to life using the latest scientific techniques and life-size models.
Incredible finds from sites around Britain will reveal what life was really like one million years ago.
See a skull from the earliest known Neanderthal in Britain, the oldest wooden spear in the world and other remarkable objects from our past.
Professor Chris Stringer, palaeontologist at the Museum and world-leading human origins expert, introduces the exhibition:
‘From the earliest human fossils in Britain to one of the oldest wooden tools in the world, you will be surprised by the history hidden beneath your feet.
'The story behind the humans who inhabited ancient Britain has taken us more than a decade to piece together. This gives us an exciting glimpse into our past, which also leads us to reflect on our future.’