Visitors to Tŷ Pawb will have the chance to take home a piece of Wrexham’s history this Christmas, courtesy of the town’s newest (and oldest) visitor attraction!

For three days only, the Brymbo Heritage Trust will be transforming Tŷ Pawb’s Gallery 2 into Brymbo: A 300 Million Year Story, a fossil forest experience allowing visitors to gain an insight into what the town might have looked like 300 million years ago!


A unique treasure to Wrexham

Featuring treasures from Brymbo’s internationally significant palaeontological site, the hands-on experience will include the chance to meet the site’s resident palaeontologist, get up close and personal with fossils excavated from underneath the former Brymbo Steelworks.

You’ll also be able to learn about the upcoming work on the site, how to get involved and make a unique Brymbo Fossil Forest themed Christmas gift to take home!

Brymbo: A 300 Million Year Story forms part of Tŷ Pawb’s Urgencies programme, bringing people together to talk about issues which matter to the community.

Visitors in December will have the chance to have their say on how they would like Brymbo’s major new visitor attraction to take shape, as it prepares for opening in 2021.

The perfect escape from the Christmas chaos!

Dr Tim Astrop, Fossil Coordinator with the Brymbo Heritage Trust, said “The Brymbo Fossil Forest is a unique treasure, a real window into the deep past. We can’t wait to bring Wrexham’s ancient history to life at Tŷ Pawb this Christmas.

“Taking our work to the people of Wrexham is so important to us, we’re excited to talk to people about the project and how they can be involved!”

Brymbo: A 300 Million Year Story will be at Tŷ Pawb daily from 12pm–3pm, Thursday December 19 – Saturday December 22.

At 3pm on Saturday, Dr Tim Astrop will be giving a talk about anything and everything to do with the Fossil Forest.

The whole experience is completely free of charge, open to everyone, family friendly, and visitors will be greeted with a hot drink and a mince pie.

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