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Collection Summary

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Biology Collection
The strongest areas of this small collection are the egg and nest collections; the herbaria; birds; and of the insects, the diptera and coleoptera specimens.

Corals: Collection of corals and molluscs by Alfred E Craven.

Eggs: Predominantly 19th century British collections made locally or by local collectors, includes 15 nests. There is a small amount of foreign material such as ostrich and emu.

Insects: Includes several 19th century butterfly and moth collections locally gathered and wasp nests.

Plants and fungi: Six volumes of herbaria (1850-1865) by F Edward Hulme; herbarium seaweeds; a wildflower book by Joy Wilson; and two collections of mosses collected by W B Strugnell and G F Payne.

Mollusca: Collection of land, fresh water and marine molluscs collected 1895-1935 by Rev R L Jones.

Sea shells: There are several collections of British and foreign specimens.

Vertebrates: British mammals including albino specimens, 23 cases of birds and five cases of fish. There are also a few British reptiles and amphibians in spirit and osteological specimens.

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Location Details

Museum In The Park
Stratford Park STROUD GL5 4AF
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01453 763 394
01453 752 400 
Building Information
Grade II
Collections Overview
The Museum in the Park is a new family-friendly museum situated in Stratford Park in Stroud Innovative and colourful displays include dinosaur and mammoth remains, Roman alters, two of the earliest lawnmowers, Laurie Lee's desk, Painswick Church Weathercock and much more. The museum gives you the chance to discover about local history, family and working life in the Cotswold Hills and the Severn Valley.
Display Overview
The museum has a varied programme of events and temporary exhibitions. Previous exhibitions have included Pot Valiant, an exhibition of contemporary ceramics and Mechatronic Circus, and exhibitio of robots made from recycled materials.
Star Objects
The world's first lawn mowers; Roman altars from Bisley and Avening; William Hathaway lantern clocks.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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