Young explorers: a brief history of money

How did people tell the time without clocks? What’s the oldest type of writing? Who would wear a suit made of seal mammal gut? Find the answers to all these questions and more. You’ll meet some of the Museum's curators and learn how to make a coin, how to write ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and how to tell the time with a sundial. Watch our guides to Time telling, Money, Clothing and Writing to start exploring!

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Young explorers: a brief history of money

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A brief history of money

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Everywhere you look there's something telling you the time.
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A brief history of writing

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