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 a hatchet fish on a museum pass

Until 1938 whale carcasses were buried in the Museum grounds so that their flesh would decay leaving only the skeletons.