Mammals

Mammals

Gallery closure notice

From 11-31 October, some specimens in the Mammals gallery will be off display and from 1-30 November, the gallery will be closed for maintenance and further removal of specimens. 

It will reopen as an empty gallery in December before closing again from July to December 2022.

Explore the rich diversity of mammals, from polar bears to pygmy shrews in the Mammals gallery.

See fossils and skeletons of extinct animals alongside specimens of their living relatives. Come face-to-face with the extinct sabre-toothed cat, see the unique duck-billed platypus, and compare the anatomy of a horse with a human.

Star specimens and exhibits

  • Cynognathus, the ancient mammal predecessor with reptile features
  • the extinct giant Diprotodon from Australia
  • mammals with pouches and those without teeth
  • see big cats and wild dogs
  • explore the relationship between pandas and bears

Explore the galleries with the Museum map

Find out how to get around with the Museum map. There are four zones to discover.