Alfred Denny Museum
The Alfred Denny Museum collection was rejuvenated for the museum's first opening to the public, which took place as part of Festival of the Mind 2012. The popularity of the museum has exceeded all expectations running to full capacity and has opened its doors during subsequent festivals.
The project was lead by Professor Tim Birkhead with support from Dr Lynne Fox, University Heritage Officer, and a team of student volunteers led by postgraduate student, Louise Heaton.
During the Festival of the Mind 2012, the Alfred Denny Museum of Zoology opened its doors for two weekends. The popularity of the museum exeeded all expectations and the tours ran at full capacity throughout the four days.
The public's enthusiasm for the museum has been inspirational. We're thrilled to be able to open up the museum to everyone
Professor Tim Birkhead
Professor of Behavioural Ecology
Due to its success at the festival, arrangements were made to open the museum up to the public on a regular basis. Public tours now run every month along with a number of other engagement and outreach activities that take place throughout the year.
Professor Tim Birkhead said "The public's enthusiasm for the museum has been inspirational. We're thrilled to be able to open up the museum to everyone.
We're so pleased the public are eager to learn more about the amazing world of nature and there's no better place to start than here at the Alfred Denny Museum."
The museum has opened its doors during subsequent festivals due to its popularity.
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