Tremendously informative it has an unrivalled collection of specimens numbering in the multi-millions.
In a fine exhibition space in the university campus four themed displays are to be enjoyed. Precious Things is superb.
With some stunning specimens it was the highlight. Misty, the practically complete skeleton of a Diplodocus, has a fascinating back-story. In 2009 the famous paleontologist Raimund Albersdoerfer was at work in a fossil trove in Wyoming. He sent his two young sons off to see what they could discover.
Astonishingly they unearthed a piece of what turned out to be the remains of a 17 meter dinosaur from about 150 million years ago.
Reticulated pythons are shown and are impressive. Being the longest snake in the world they can extend to more than 6 meters.
A couple of Aurochs are marvellous. Their size is imposing especially as they are considered the ancestor of modern day domesticated cattle.
Polar bears have a special place here. Many of their skulls are to be seen as well as fine examples of the full majestic animal.