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Exhibition: Claws! The Human History of Cats

Date: 15 February 2020 - 2 January 2021

Exploring the relationship between cats and humans from distant prehistory until the present day, including cats in Ancient Egypt, Myth and Magic and Man eaters, this exhibition will include many specimens from our extensive collections. A must for all cat lovers!

Spanning 40 million years, the exhibition features the enormous awe-inspiring skulls of extinct sabre-tooth cats and cave lions, a cat mummy, wildcats, stories of cats throughout human history, man-eaters, dozens of fascinating cat-related artefacts, and much more.

Claws! The Human History of Cats uses Torquay Museum's incredible natural history and human history collections, as well as artefacts from other museums, to illustrate the evolution and history of cats - a species that has a special place in the hearts of millions of people worldwide.


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