D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum

D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum
Carnelley Building, University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4HN
  • Telephone 01382 384310
  • Opening times Every second Sat 2–4.30pm and for special events throughout the year.
  • Email
  • Website www.dundee.ac.uk/museum/…
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D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum

Founded by world-renowned polymath D'Arcy Thompson in the 1880s, the University of Dundee's Zoology Museum features an amazing variety of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and insects from around the world, as well as many of D'Arcy's original models and teaching charts. As well as being open to general visitors during the summer, the museum hosts a range of special events throughout the year.

The University's Zoology Museum houses many fascinating specimens from around the world. Most of them were collected by Thompson who was the first Professor of Biology at Dundee.

The museum is located in the Carnelley Building, just behind the main University Tower Building on Park Place. Please enter by the front door of the building.

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D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum Summer Openings

The D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum is a treasure trove of natural history specimens from across the globe, many of them collected by the University's first Professor of Biology, D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson. Come along to see an amazing variety of birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, insects and more. Open every Friday 2-4.30pm…

Fri 1 Jul

Free / 01382 384310

Fri 8 Jul

Free / 01382 384310

Fri 15 Jul

Free / 01382 384310

…and 5 more dates until 19 Aug