The mollusca collection at the National Museum Wales in Cardiff, includes the following important collections:
The F Fedden Collection is another historical mollusca collection.
The Melvill-Tomlin Collection specimens were collected globally.
Most specimens are dry, some wet:
60-70% of the collection is databased on Filemaker online, including:
The best use of the database is for finding historic (pre-1900) material. Searches can also be done using expedition name – for example there are 700 bivalves from expeditions, of which 52 are from HMS Challenger.
Spreadsheets are available for:
National Museum Wales personnel interviewed:
If you are unable to open the Excel file please contact the Curator to request the document in another format.