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Rare, Extinct and Unusual Specimens - Collections Tour

Thursday 9 March, 2pm-3.30pm. SORRY – NOW FULLY BOOKED

A tour of the Natural History Society of Northumbria’s rare species collection at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle.

The Natural History Society of Northumbria is fortunate to have some amazing items in our collections. Passenger Pigeon, Slender-billed Curlew, Great Auk and Hawaiian Crow are just some of the rare and extinct specimens that are kept in storage in the basement of the Discovery Museum in Newcastle. Dan Gordon is the curator of the biology stores and he has kindly agreed to lead a tour based on some of our rare, extinct and unusual items. This will cover birds and mammals and include taxidermy, skins, bones and eggs and the fascinating stories behind them.

Free but booking is required to manage numbers. Please contact the Society Office to book: or 0191 208 2790.