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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Biology Collection
The biology collection is extensive and has a significance far greater than that of a county collection.
The museum has a substantial herbarium of some 16000 specimens, including the archive of the Definitive Flora of Gloucestershire published in 1948. There are also British collections of beetles; butterflies; moths; other insect groups; birds and mammals; and land and freshwater molluscs. There is a worldwide collection of marine shells and a substantial collection of palaearctic birds' eggs. There are several special collections within the biology collection including the Lloyd Baker, Clutterbuck, Greville Smith and Wild collections of birds, mammals and insects; and the Millard, St Brody, Montgomery, Butt, Riddelsdell and Haines herbaria.
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Location Details

Gloucester City Museum And Art Gallery
Brunswick Road Gloucester GL1 1HP
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01452 396 131
01452 410 898 
Building Information
The museum has occupied this grade II listed building since 1873, thirteen years after its initial foundation.
Collections Overview
This museum covers the geology, natural history and archaeology of Gloucestershire, and has notable fine and decorative art collections.
Display Overview
The displays feature a wide range of themes from the natural sciences to archaeology and the fine and decorative arts.
Star Objects
The Birdlip Celtic mirror; the Gloucester Tables set - the oldest known backgammon set; barometers by Daniel Quare; watercolours by JMW Turner and the tombstone of Rufus Sita
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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