How to spot a unicorn horn (and other mythical beasts)

Before science uncovered what fossils really are, our ancestors thought these creatures in stone were proof of mythical beasts.

The Lapworth Museum of Geology, two minutes' walk from Old Joe, showcases a fantastic range of fossils that were once thought to be from unicorns, sea dragons, gnomes and much more.

With free entry to everybody, the Lapworth's regular family fun days uncover the real animals behind the magical stories, and offer kids of all ages the chance to learn more about fossils.

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What curled fossils were once believed to be petrified snakes?

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