Specimen wall

These are a selection of the questions on the specimen wall in Investigate. The questions can be investigated through the specimens you will find in the gallery.

Examples:

  • What is a feather's weight?
  • Solid as a rock?
  • How narrow is a hair's breadth?
Cartoon image of footprints disappearing through closing door

The Museum's smallest members of staff are our flesh-eating beetles, Dermestes maculates, who strip carcasses to the bone.