The Scarborough Borough Council-led Wetland Project has come to a close and the digs at Star Carr, now finished are still being written up and published by the Star Carr research team. There are however some excellent museum displays of Star Carr and Lake Flixton material, which are outlined below. There are also other groups who may be running events or excursions of interest on the heritage and wildlife of The Carrs.
Try these links for starters:
www.starcarr.com – The official site of the archaeology project based at University of York with Professor Nicky Milner and her team. Full of info from the people who know the site best! Keep a look out for news of any talks or media releases by the team about their latest research. If you ever get chance to hear Prof. Milner speak on Star Carr you will not regret it.
http://www.scarboroughmuseumstrust.org.uk – The Trust’s famous Rotunda Museum in Scarborough is a small but beautiful museum, and currently houses an excellent exhibition of Star Carr material. Well worth a visit. The building was originally conceived as a geological museum – if you are able to visit when they do special access to see the upper gallery in the central tower – such as for Heritage Open Days – you can appreciate the stratigraphic arrangement of cabinets for geological specimens.
http://www.yorkshiremuseum.com – The York Museums Trust runs two museums and an art gallery in York. This one, located the beautifully-tended museum gardens houses a modest but very nicely done display of Star Carr and Lake Flixton material, in a gallery themed ‘After the Ice’. YMT do a very worthwhile annual pass, the YMT card, for unlimited access to the three sites. The York Castle Museum is also very good.
Most Recently there is the exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge, called ‘A Survival Story – Prehistoric Life at Star Carr.