The Museum has a strong tradition of foraminifera research, going back to the late 1800s. As a result, these are the most extensive of our micropalaeontological collections, with approximately 250,000 slides, and the most requested by visitors.
Our foraminifera collections consist of both fossil and recent specimens.
The HMS Challenger collection is of historical and taxonomic importance for studying foraminifera. Holding samples dating back to the early period of the industrial revolution it provides a valuable resource for current and future research
A teaching collection built by researchers at Aberystwyth University. Includes foraminifera, ostracods, coccoliths and conodonts.
Discover the collection of Henry Buckley, a valuable resource for the study of global change on recent planktonic foraminifera.
Learn about Edward Heron-Allen’s vast collection of foraminifera type slides. It includes specimens gathered from samples from a number of notable research voyages.