Explore! Gallery

Discover the stories behind some of the museum’s most-loved objects and the collectors who brought them here.

View of a museum gallery showing a multicoloured rubber elephant sculpture and other items in a glass case. There is a Greek pot, a taxidermy wombat and a taxidermy impala head

Dates

Permanent

Visitor information

Times

During museum opening hours.


Location

Ground floor.


Price

Donations welcome (free entry).

About

Butterflies and tribal drums, ancient flints and modern flip-flops, gigantic gems and tiny shrew skulls… this gallery is a marvellous mix of just about everything!

Discover the stories behind some of the museum’s most-loved objects and the collectors who brought them here, and learn more about the way in which these pieces of the past bring long-lost worlds back to life.