Alfred Denny Museum guided tours

Alfred Denny Museum

Event details

The first Saturday of each month
10am, 11am, 12pm
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The Alfred Denny collection showcases all major taxonomic groups, including fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals.

Museum highlights

  • High quality specimens from across the globe from all major phyla including fossils and material of extinct animals, which demonstrate the diversity of animal life on earth.
  • The displays include a large spirit collection (animals stored in alcohol) and fully articulated skeletons of a wide range of vertebrates (backboned animals).
  • Rare glass lantern slides donated to the museum by Henry Clifton Sorby, who developed a pioneering technique of mounting marine animals in thin sheets of glass, so they could be projected onto a screen for viewing.
  • Two letters written from Charles Darwin to Henry Denny (Alfred Denny's father), which are available in transcription


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