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Natural history overview

The museum holds a small natural history collection, dating back to times when collecting and displaying specimens was not only legal, but fashionable.

The stuffed birds, mammals and fish provide an interesting commentary on the history of wildlife, and of public attitudes to it.

The history of Wimbledon’s plants and animals

The museum also holds plants collected over the last 100 years in our area. These are available for study by experts wanting to know what used to thrive here. There is also much manuscript material documenting the natural history of our area in the inter-war years of last century.

Collection enquiries and research

We are very happy to welcome members of the public who wish to consult our collections for research. Please contact us in advance to arrange an appointment at a time when the Museum is not open to the public.

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