Zoology Museum

University of Aberdeen


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Zoology Museum
Zoology Museum
Geo Coordinates: 57.168314, -2.106572

Situated in the Zoology Building, the Zoology Museum cares for an extensive range of material, worldwide in scope, which covers the whole of the animal kingdom, from protozoa to the great whales. The permanent displays of vertebrate and invertebrate material are complemented by changing temporary exhibitions.

The collections are the result of over 200 years of teaching and research activities of staff and students and by the gifts of graduates and friends of the University.

The museum contains around 75,000 specimens. One of these collections is of skeletal material, including scientifically important whale limbs relating to Darwin's Theory of Evolution. Also anatomical models, including examples from the major 19th century model makers like Auzox, Brendel and Osterloh. The most significant being around 40 glass models of marine invertebrates by Blaschka.