By Will J Richard, on 31 March 2017
Hello internet-folk. Will Richard here blogging a blog again. And for this blog I’ve chosen a specimen that nobody bothers with. We’ve got loads and they’re not exactly hard to find: flat-nosed, famously greedy and surprisingly intelligent it’s the…
LDUCZ-Z1089 Domestic pig skull
By Will J Richard, on 17 February 2017
Hello! Will Richard here, blogging again for you all. And this time I’ve chosen a specimen that I can’t believe isn’t better known. Everybody loves a jar of moles… so how about a jar of mole crickets?
LDUCZ-L45 European mole cricket
By Will J Richard, on 13 January 2017
Hello computer-folks. Will Richard here, blogging again. And this time I’ve chosen a pretty amazing fish… or at least a bit of it.
Greenland shark. Image by NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program; in the public domain.
By Will J Richard, on 9 December 2016
Hello people of the internet. Will Richard here blogging away about a favourite of mine from the Grant Museum’s collection. This week I’ve chosen a specimen that’s a little bit of everything: dog, fish, cat and shark. That’s right folks, so good they named it twice, it’s the…
LDUCZ-V1081 lesser-spotted dogfish
By Will J Richard, on 4 November 2016
Hello e-people. Will Richard here and it’s specimen of the week time again. And this week I’ve gone for a chubby-cheeked favourite. There are about 400,000 of these charming little creatures kept as pets in the UK alone. That’s right it’s the…
LDUCZ-Z713 golden hamster skeleton
By Will J Richard, on 7 October 2016
Hello internet! Will Richard here, picking another favourite from the Grant Museum’s shelves. And this time I’ve chosen a close relative and probably the first ape to move beyond punching with rocks. It’s the…
LDUCZ-Z2017 Homo habilis skull model
By Will J Richard, on 2 September 2016
Hello! Will Richard here blogging away to bring you another specimen of the week. And this one is an excellent example of the classic head in a jar. Timeless.
LDUCZ-X1336 preserved cottonmouth head
By Will J Richard, on 5 August 2016
Hello blog-folks. Will Richard here picking another favourite from the 68,000 options that make up the Grant Museum. And this time it’s a shocker. Literally.
LDUCZ-V252 preserved electric eel
By Will J Richard, on 24 June 2016
Hello folks! Will Richard here bringing you a record breaking specimen of the week. It is part of our Best of the Beasts trail and by the end of this blog I hope you’ll all see why. It’s the…
LDUCZ-Y1721 peregrine falcon skull
By Will J Richard, on 9 May 2016
There are about 7,000 animals or bits of animals on display in the museum and we know that can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. So to help some of our young (and young at heart) visitors navigate their way round the collection we’re proud to launch Best of the Beasts, our free new activity trail. And you get to learn some pretty extreme animal facts on the way round too. Ever wanted to know which of our 68,000 specimens is the…