The Museum's radiolarian collection is small but contains many important specimens. It is a valuable resource for dating rocks and studying oceans of the past.
The radiolarian collection contains:
- historically important material collected in the late 1800s by Ernst Haeckel
- an extensive radiolarian book and reprint collection donated by Bill Riedel
- part of the Museum’s collection of Blaschka glass radiolarian models
Important historical collections
- Ernst Haeckel
- Bill Riedel
- Blaschka models
We have set out on an ambitious programme to develop a new science and digitisation centre at Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire by 2026. As we prepare for the move, access to some collections will be affected.
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