A specimen of an animal skeleton in a display case, housed within the Alfred Denny Museum.

Alfred Denny Museum

Named after the department's first professor of biology, Alfred Denny, the museum was established in 1905 and has been used for undergraduate teaching for more than 100 years. Many of the specimens have been in the museum since the early 1900s when collecting was at its peak.


You may have noticed some stylish bird transfers on the museum doors. These are the work of local artist Paul Evans with whom we collaborated as part of the Festival of the Mind.

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Alfred Denny Museum
School of Biosciences
Alfred Denny Building
University of Sheffield
Western Bank
Sheffield S10 2TN

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