A NEW archaeology gallery has opened at County Museum in Hartlebury Castle.

On Ancient Tracks introduces the story of Worcestershire’s early inhabitants using archaeological finds, visuals and the handling of objects. 

The new exhibition begins over half a million years ago when the ice stood hundreds of metres tall above the Worcestershire landscape, with the earliest evidence of hominids, a different species to modern man, who lived in this area during the Ice Age.

Iron Age in Worcestershire is a story of hillfort strongholds, tribal war and massacre on Bredon Hill but also one of farms and villages in the countryside below.

On Ancient Tracks has been funded by Severn Waste Services and supported by Worcestershire Archaeological Society.

Robert Ruffle, chairman of the society, said: “We are very happy and proud to have been able to help with the creation of the new gallery at Hartlebury."

On Ancient Tracks opened to the public on Sunday.