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Beetle Conservation - NEW
Beetle Conservation - NEW

The Museum holds 80 million specimens of which 10 million are beetles.

24 June 2015 19:00 - 21:00
19 July 2015 11:00 - 13:00

  • Adults Adults
Beetle in a Box - NEW
Beetle in a Box - NEW

About 10 million of the Museums specimens are beetles.

19 July 2015 14:00 - 16:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Bird Bonanza
Bird Bonanza

The Museum holds one of the worlds largest and most heavily consulted scientific bird collections.

10 June 2015 11:00 - 12:30, 14:00 - 15:30

  • Adults Adults
Building Stone Walk: Two Cathedrals
Building Stone Walk: Two Cathedrals

Take a geology tour in London between two of its imposing Cathedrals.

21 May 2015 18:00 - 20:00

  • Adults Adults
Cathedral trip: Peterborough
Cathedral trip: Peterborough

Founded in the Anglo-Saxon period, the architecture of Peterborough Cathedral is mainly Norman.

11 July 2015 08:00 - 20:00

  • Adults Adults
Comparative Anatomy
Comparative Anatomy

Comparative anatomy is one of the oldest disciplines in biology.

28 April 2015 11:00 - 12:30, 14:00 - 15:30

  • Adults Adults
Corals: The Inside Story
Corals: The Inside Story

Learn more about corals and the latest ground-breaking research at this special event.

16 June 2015 19:00 - 21:00

  • Adults Adults
Frozen Ark: Life in the Freezer
Frozen Ark: Life in the Freezer

With so many specimens to look after, the Museum must ensure they are kept in the best possible conditions.

14 July 2015 11:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
In Pursuit of Butterflies
In Pursuit of Butterflies

Naturalist and conservationist Matthew Oates has devoted his life entirely to butterflies.

11 June 2015 19:00 - 20:30

  • Adults Adults
Microscopes: More Than Meets the Eye
Microscopes: More Than Meets the Eye

Join the Quekett Microscopical Club for an introduction to microscopes.

31 May 2015 11:00 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:45, 14:30 - 15:45

  • Everyone Everyone
The Beauty of Butterflies
The Beauty of Butterflies

Learn about the Museums taxonomic work with butterflies.

28 July 2015 11:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

See this awe-inspiring exhibition of photography before it closes on 30 August.

13 August 2015 19:00 - 21:00

  • Everyone Everyone
William Smith: The Father of English Geology
William Smith: The Father of English Geology

This year is the bicentenary of the publication of William Smiths 1815 geological map.

2 July 2015 19:00 - 20:30

  • Adults Adults
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