A new exhibition about a missing species in Britain will tour local venues across Northumberland.

The Missing Lynx aims to enlighten locals on the vanished creature that last roamed the British countryside in the 18th century.

The free showcase is scheduled to start on Thursday, April 11.

It will run throughout the day, evenings and at weekends at venues including Kielder, The Sill and Hexham.

By merging technology with nature, the brainchild of Limbic Cinema, the creators of the fascinating Meadow Wall, the exhibition uses interactive displays to resurrect the lynx.

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about Britain's wild places' past, present, and future while standing side-by-side with the extinct animal.

These encounters are purposefully created to spark dialogue on how restoring lost wildlife can aid nature's recovery.

Hexham Courant: The Missing Lynx aims to enlighten locals on the vanished creature that last roamed the British

Dr Deborah Brady, The Lifescape Project’s lead ecologist, said: "Nature is in crisis and one in six species is now at risk of extinction in this country.

"Lynx are one of the native species that were once part of the rich mix of wildlife found in our countryside and one of many species that have vanished due to human impact."

She emphasised the importance of restoring wildlife species and their habitats wherever possible to maintain an ecological balance.

The exhibition is a joint venture between The Missing Lynx Project, Northumberland Wildlife Trust, and The Lifescape Project, alongside The Wildlife Trusts.

The coalition is open to re-establishing lynx in England if the environment and public sentiment are conducive.

Their research suggests that if lynx were introduced in Northumberland, it could flourish across the area and into southern Scotland.

Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s CEO, Mike Pratt said: "We’re excited about the exhibition and we hope people will enjoy it and find it awe-inspiring – it promises to be a memorable experience."

He welcomes local community engagement and likens the learning process to a naturistic journey that will begin in Northumberland.

The Missing Lynx exhibition aspires to educate and solicit locals' views on the possibility of reintroducing this missing species into the ecosystem.

To participate in this exploration of nature's past and future, reserve tickets at www.missinglynxproject.org.uk.