Elgin Museum - FREE Entry

Opening Summer 2021

FREE Entry

Together again after 375 million years

Supported by loans from National Museums Scotland

British Geological Survey & Oxford University Museum of Natural History

375 million years ago the first tetrapods or four-limbed animals - our own very distant forebears - had evolved from fish ancestors and were beginning to conquer the land. At the Water's Edge brings together some of the earliest known tetrapod fossils in the world: the bones of Elginerpeton, discovered at a locality near Elgin.

At up to 1.5 metres long, Elginerpeton was a top predator in the Devonian ‘fish-eat-fish’ world. This exhibition is the first time that the remains of Elginerpeton will have been brought together since they were washed down the large inland river that crossed the area at the time.

Exhibition made possible with a grant from the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund