Our Natural Sciences collections cover both life sciences and earth sciences.
Our collections are comprehensive in their coverage of the natural world, although Botany is only represented by fossil plants.
Our collections are global in terms of their content and most of the several million specimens held originate from efforts to better understand the Natural World.
Our collections and specimens are open to researchers for examination, and we'd be happy to help you conduct research. Please contact our staff to enquire.
We continue to carefully monitor the situation regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. We have implemented a range of safety measures in line with Scottish Government guidelines. As a result, we are now able to consider many requests for outgoing loans and also make arrangements for some visitors to the collections.
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