Dumfries Museum

Activity Sheet

~ Birds and Beasts ~

The answers are all names of animals. Can you follow their tracks around the museum?
Go into the main hall and turn to your right. Go to the Windmill and go down into the Sacred Stones room.Now climb up the stairs until you reach the room with the TelescopesNow go back down the stairs and leave the windmill. turn left and go upstairs into the Gallery.
Find the two large auroch skulls on the wall. These animals were the ancestors of most of todays _ _ _ _ _ _.
Find the case called Our First Peoples. Mesolithic people ate a type of shellfish that is now a delicacy. We know this because shells are found at sites where they lived. They are _ _ _ _ _ _ shells.
Find the case called The Romans. There is a figurine from Milton, Kirkpatrick-Juxta, near the front of the case. it shows a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .
Look in the Log Boats case. Find the large club or mell. It was used to stun _ _ _ _.
Find the case called Gardens and Farmlands. This birds name is misleading. It does not live in cornfields, but prefers grass or hay. it is a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .
Find the case called Mountains and Moorlands. The most common bird of prey in Britain is the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .
Find the case called Cliffs and Shorelines. This bird produces a pear-shaped egg which does not roll over the cliff edge.
It is a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
The rarest breeding gull is the _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _.
Find the case called Rivers and Estuaries. Geese which spend the winter on the Solway Firth fly a long way to get here!
They are _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _.
Find the case with the Otters. this also contains Britain's smallest bird. It is called a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
Find the panel about Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve. A threatened amphibian is breeding successfully at Caerlaverock. it is the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _.
Find the case with the Fossil Footprints. The animals which made these tracks in the sand were even older than the Dinosaurs! They were primitive _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .
Find the cross shaft from Closeburn Minster in the middle of the room. It shows four animals. they are a _ _ _ _ , _ _ _ _ _ , _ _ _ _ and a _ _ _ _.
Find the panel called The Start of the Collection. The museum was offered a live dog from Australia! It was called a _ _ _ _ _.
Find the case called The Seven Trades. Find the snuff mull given to the Seven Trades by Captain McDowall. It is made from the horn of a _ _ _ .
Find the case called Medicine. Doctors used to believe that some illnesses were caused by "an excess of blood". Live blood-sucking worms were used to treat this.
They were called _ _ _ _ _ _ _.

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