The palaeontology collections include one of the world’s most important collections of Middle Jurassic dinosaurs, exceptionally preserved specimens with intact soft tissues and enigmatic fossils representing the earliest complex multicellular organisms. It features around 400,000 fossils, ranging from the Archean – around 2.7 billion years ago – to the end of the Pleistocene 11,700 years ago.

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Please contact us if you have questions related to specific collections or would like to book a visit to the collections. If you are not sure which collection manager to contact, please email