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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Biology Collection
Biology/Nat History
The collection contains comprehensive natural history collections which (including geology) number around 550,000 individual items. Over 6,500 vertebrate specimens (20% Britain and Europe, rest worldwide); over 16,500 birdsí eggs, Britain and world-wide; 340,000 insect specimens (65% British and European, rest world-wide); 52,000 invertebrates (10% uk, 90% foreign); 76,000 botanical specimens. 15,000 biological site records, 400,000 species records, 6,000 land parcels records, 220 geological site records). Current collecting gives prioritiy to specimens and records from Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, but will also seek British, European and world-wide specimens to complete gaps, and for display.
  • 550 000 objects
Local significance and International interest
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Location Details

Natural History Museum, Nottingham
Wollaton Park Wollaton Nottingham NG8 2AE United Kingdom
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0115 915 3900
0115 915 3932†
Building Information
Wollaton Hall is a country house designed by Robert Smythson and completed in 1588.
Collections Overview
Collections cover natural history of the local area, but also held are biological and geological records for Nottinghamshire.
Display Overview
The displays show natural history from around the world, especially wildlife dioramas mainly concentrating on the local environment. Nottinghamshire biological and geological records centre is located here.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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  • Museum.
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