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a very special museum

I have always known about D'Arcy Thompson as my father had a copy of 'Growth and Form' so I was... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2019
Oxford, United Kingdom
Great Experience

Great experience. Staff helpful. Lots for children to do and see. Fun sheets and activities. So... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2017
Perth, United Kingdom
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Jun 29, 2019
“a very special museum”
Apr 24, 2019
“One-room museum”
The D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, University of Dundee, houses many fascinating specimens from around the world. Most of them were collected by the celebrated Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, the first Professor of Biology at Dundee. Because the...more
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D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum Perth Road | Carnelley Building, Dundee DD1 4HN, Scotland
+44 1382 384310
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Reviewed June 29, 2019

I have always known about D'Arcy Thompson as my father had a copy of 'Growth and Form' so I was delighted to discover that there is a D'Arcy Thompson Museum in Dundee. I was visiting Dundee on a day when it was not open to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 24, 2019

This one-room museum is located in the basement of the Carnelley Building and is only open a handful of times a year for a couple of hours. Many of the specimens were collected by Sir D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson, Dundee University’s first professor of Biology. Reasonably...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

Great experience. Staff helpful. Lots for children to do and see. Fun sheets and activities. So much to see, we will need to go back. Look out for massive crab!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Partner and daughter recently visited this museum and described it as very interesting and free!!!! Lots of interesmting animals in the museum and lots of taxidermy on show. Would be better if it had more available opening times but worth visiting with young kids if...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed September 3, 2016

This is a small but well done exhibit. It is on the campus of the University of Dundee and inside a secure building, ring the bell for admission and you will be shown down to the museum. It is only a fraction of the collection...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Tim R
Reviewed July 15, 2016

We made plans to visit the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum in Dundee. During the summer the museum is open on Fridays from 2 - 4:30. We knew it would be interesting but were amazed at how fabulous this collection is. It is all in one...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Sorry guys, I did not manage to get in, but the museum locates in the Life Science college and only opens on Friday afternoon!!!! So, watch you time visit! It is C.B 25, ground floor. There is a Japanese spider crab for you, it is...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank 196yinyinc
Reviewed April 28, 2016

Excellent small museum but of limited interest. It has skeletons of animals. Very well laid out. Downstairs but there is a lift and ground side door access. Front door upstairs.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Bohojen
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