As our museum sites slowly begin to ease access restrictions, we are pleased to say that we are now in a position to accept return loans. However, please contact the relevant curator in advance to agree on the procedure for making the return. We can also consider a few outgoing research loans. In each case we ask you to contact the relevant curator to enquire whether this will be possible. If you require any further assistance please contact Dr Nick Fraser (email@example.com).
The Natural Sciences collections are comprehensive in their coverage of the natural world, although Botany is only represented by fossil plants. The 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.
The collections are divided into four sections: Earth Systems, Invertebrates, Palaeobiology and Vertebrate Biology. If you have any requirements to examine any of our specimens you should contact the relevant Principal Curator in the first instance.
Responsible for: the Natural Sciences department, its staff, collections and projects.
Tel. 0131 247 4228