Heritage Collections

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The Heritage Collections consist of thousands of objects that the University has acquired since its foundation in 1905.

These include oil paintings, watercolours, sculpture, art glass in the Turner Museum of Glass, medals, silver, scientific instruments and the Alfred Denny Museum of Zoology.

Some of these are used on a daily basis for teaching and research. Others demonstrate the history and development of the university and its position as one of the UK’s leading universities.

As many as possible are available to the public; the University’s large collection of pictures in a variety of media are displayed in offices, coffee shops, libraries, study and work spaces all over the campus.

The Turner Museum of Glass is open every weekday from 9 – 5pm except public holidays and the Alfred Denny Museum has public guided tours every month as well as special events.