Nottingham Natural History Museum
The Nottingham Natural History Museum has been in operation since 1926. Here you will find the best items from different specimens that make up botany, geology, and zoology. These items range from minerals, plants, fossils, shells, and some rare species from all over the world.
Here is what to expect Museum in the Natural History
- Natural Connections Gallery. This gallery is responsible for exploring the relationship between what we perceive as the natural world and humans. One of the main themes in this gallery is extinction, some of the species that went extinct or are nearing extinction are on display. An example of such a species includes a flightless parrot and a passenger pigeon. The duck-billed platypus has also been added to this collection, you can also get to see the rare maned sloth and the giant anteater. Some other distinct exhibitions include a hippo skull, reptiles, fish. orangutan skeleton, Humboldt penguin, and other fossils.
- Bird gallery. this has been recreated in the 1930s natural history museum display. It is comprised of contemporary specimens along with the taxidermied Victorian birds, and game heads. Many of these birds were collected in Sudan and Ethiopia by Nottinghamshire explorer by the name Mansfield Parkyns. The first two specimens of the whale-billed stork and the shoebill were brought to Europe in 1850. Some other exhibits on display include a bird of paradise, a pelican, and a red kite.
- Insect gallery. if you are fascinated by insects and small tiny animals then you will marvel at the collection at the Natural History Museum. Here you will find moths, butterflies, beetles, and bugs from different corners of the world. The main focus is on the life-cycle of the various insects. You will also find a designated sector of social insects like the Caribbean cloud. You will also get to see some mammals and birds that depend on these termite colonies for nest sites and food. If you want you can also see live insects like Papua New Guinea, Borneo, and Madagascan hissing cockroaches.
- Mineral gallery. here you get to see some of the over 5000 specimens that compose a rock and mineral. Classic minerals from the early 20th century and 19th century can be seen here. You also get to see some ancient squid-like sea creatures and some fossilized coiled shells.
- Africa gallery. the famous giraffe and gorilla specimens are available here. You also get to see what’s considered the fastest animal the cheetah. At this gallery, there is a walk-through waterhole scene that has hyenas, leopards, zebras, warthogs, and other animals.
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While in Nottingham you can make a trip to Wollaton Park.
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