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Wrexham Museum's new mascot
Brymbo Bryn was given his name by local school children

It's 3,500 years since he lived locally but a Bronze Age man is the fresh face of Wrexham Museum and Archives.

Based on Brymbo Man, Wrexham Museum and Archives' most famous exhibit, Brymbo Bryn has been unveiled as its new mascot.

Brymbo Man's remains were discovered in the village of Brymbo in 1958.

The museum is closed for a £2.2m lottery-funded refurbishment and due to reopen in February 2011 with the new mascot in permanent residence.

Brymbo Man was discovered by workmen digging a trench in 1958 and has been on display in the museum since 1998.

The remains of Brymbo Man, which are going into storage while renovations are carried out at Wrexham Museum
Brymbo Man has been put into storage during Wrexham Museum's renovation

He has been exhibited in a wooden "cist", which includes the original stone burial chamber he was found in.

Brymbo Man is thought to have lived in the early Bronze Age, more than 3,500 years ago.

The new mascot was named Brymbo Bryn by children at St Mary's Primary School.

Karen Teasdale, learning and access officer said: "St Mary's Primary School is ideally situated as the original Brymbo Man was discovered only streets away."

In 2001 Dr Caroline Wilkinson of the University of Manchester made a facial reconstruction of Brymbo Man based on his skull and this was used in the design of Brymbo Bryn.




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