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Early Man

Step back in time with Dug, Hognob and the gang from Aardman's new film, Early Man, in cinemas 26 January. Starring the voices of Eddie Redmayne,Tom Hiddleston and Maisie Williams, Early Man is the latest stop-motion animation adventure comedy from director Nick Park.

To celebrate the release of the film, we're hosting a series of special events at our historic places across the country. Follow the clues and complete our Early Man adventure quest this February half term. Plus, win one of 25 pairs of tickets to an exclusive outdoor screening of Early Man at Stonehenge.

About the film

Set at the dawn of time, Early Man tells the story of plucky caveman, Dug (Redmayne), who unites his tribe to save their home from the mighty enemy, Lord Nooth (Hiddleston), and his Bronze Age city.

Early Man unleashes an unforgettable cast of hilarious new characters and marks Nick Park's first feature film since Academy Award™-winning Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit.


Take up the Early Man challenge at one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Walk in the footsteps of your Stone Age ancestors in search of Dug, Hognob and the rest of the Early Man tribe. Follow the clues and complete the quest to uncover centuries of history in one day.

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Follow the fun on Twitter, Facebook  and Instagram and snap a selfie as you embark on your quest. Don't forget to share your photos with us @EnglishHeritage #EarlyMan.

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