With renewed government restrictions, until further notice, we are currently unable to accept return loans or make any new outgoing research loans.
If you have any collections based queries we ask you to contact the relevant curator. 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