Monty the moose

Acquired by the museum in the early c20th, and consigned to the attic in the 1940s via a since-barred rooflight, Monty the moose sat high above Worcester City Art Gallery for more than 70 years. He was visited only by those who managed to climb a narrow spiral stair and walked across the roof.

In October, we brought him down from the roof, using a scissor-lift. He’s currently awaiting conservation work, but he’ll be out on display next summer. Why? Various species of moose were resident in Britain during the last Ice Age. Modern moose were hunted by humans during the later stages of the Ice Age, before they disappeared from the country in the Bronze age over 3000 years ago.

He’s currently having a wonderful time exploring Worcester during advent: check out his antics over on Twitter