Mammoth keeps warm

It’s cold outside but Wool-I-Am the Mammoth has a scarf to keep him warm at Ipswich Museum in High Street.

One of the Museum’s favourite characters is pictured with staff – also suitably attired to brave a chilly winter’s day.

Museums Manager James Steward said: “Of course, you will always get a warm welcome at High Street but it’s an especially good place to visit this week – some of the schools may be closed but you can learn a lot here, too, and it’s fun. We offer local stories from the Ipswichian ice age to the present day … which is probably not much warmer!”

Another interesting exhibit at the Museum is a sledge that belonged to Captain Oates, one of the heroes of Captain Scott’s doomed expedition to the South Pole. It’s worth going along to the Museum in all weathers – you never know what you will discover.

The Museum is open from 10am to 5pm Tuesdays to Saturdays and from 11am to 5pm on Sundays. Entry is free but please bring your own scarf!