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Exhibitions and Displays
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Liking the Lichens
Here is one of eighteen drawers of lichens collected in the 19th century, which was recently found in our collections....
Living Without Plastic
Have you ever thought about how to cut plastic from your life? Portsmouth Museum has updated its 1930’s...
Plant from a Lost Collection
Here's a plant from a collection that has been 'lost' for many years. The Curator of Natural History...
Plants collected on Portsea Island, 1832
A lovely discovery of about 150 plants collected in 1832 by Mrs Tate. Her daughter wrote to Portsmouth Museum on 11 November 1892 saying: ...
Portsmouth Taxidermy Case
A case containing a Water Rail prepared by Francis Artlett of 328 Commerical Road, Landport, Portsmouth c1878-1889. Francis Artlett, described...
Natural History Volunteers
The HLF-funded Wild about Portsmouth project now has five volunteers working on the Natural History Collections. They have been sorting,...
This Little Auk was found dead in Southgate Street, Winchester, on 27 November 1916 by a ‘scavenger’ or street sweeper. ...
Beetles from the Clark Collection
This drawer is part of a collection of butterflies and beetles collected on Portsdown Hill over a period of 20 years...
These beautiful hand painted plaster models of an Ichthyosaur and a Plesiosaur are thought to be the work of Vernon...