Part of National Museums Liverpool
From Antiquities to Zoology, over 1.7 million internationally significant artefacts and specimens.
80,000 objects from across the ancient world including Egyptian, Nubian, Greek, Roman, Cypriot, Mesopotamian and Anglo-Saxon collections.
The herbarium currently contains around 400,000 specimens, the great majority being pressed dried mounted specimens.
The collection is made up of around 40,000 objects from Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas.
The geological collection at World Museum contains over 40,000 fossils as well as extensive rock and mineral collections.
The horology collections are extensive, containing over 12,000 items and are of international significance.
The collection contains several significant items from the Liverpool Royal Institution and Bidston Observatory.
The zoology collection is made up of around 1.2 million specimens of invertebrate and vertebrate animals.
One of my favourite parts of being a curator is the detective work done in storerooms, archives and libraries.
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