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Fossil Grove

Museums Glasgow
 (© Glasgow City Council)
© Glasgow City Council
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© Glasgow City Council
 (© Glasgow City Council)
© Glasgow City Council

Once I was a tree, I was petrified…

Let's be honest about this. Seeing a small part of fossilised forest, said to be around 330 million years old, will either thrill you giddy or leave you scratching your head as to why someone wants to look at tree-shaped bits of rock. If the latter, don't go. If the former then head for Victoria Park in the west of the city and this Site of Special Scientific Interest. The petrified stumps were discovered in 1887 when the park was being landscaped from the remains of an old quarry; the museum building was constructed around the fossils. Weirdly atmospheric, being here almost feels like walking on to the set of some dystopian sci-fi movie. For non-palaeontologists, the venue has displays to help visitors understand what they're looking at.

By: Keith Davidson


Venue name: Fossil Grove
Address: Victoria Park
Victoria Park Drive North
G14 9NY
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