Entomology collections

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Specimens from the Museum's Entomology collections 

Browse the oldest and most important entomology collection in the world of over 34 million insects and arachnids.

Gathered over 300 years, these specimens are key to telling the history of collecting, the science of taxonomy and the human desire to understand the natural world.

Looking for a specific specimen?

The Entomology collections are being digitised

Accessing the collections

Accessing the collections

Scientists and collections management specialists can visit the collections and borrow specimens for research.

Collections management

Our duty is to provide a safe and secure environment for all of our collections. We are constantly improving our conservation techniques.