This museum was something of a conundrum to me. Most often, one goes to a museum to see the collections and learn something about the subject matter, so, one would expect to go to this museum to learn about the natural history of the area; however, in this case, that would be wrong. This is a National Historic Site, and it is, therefore, frozen in time, and the exhibit is the museum itself.
It does contain an impressive natural history collection, but this is pretty much as it was when the museum was established in 1903. The exhibits have name cards and very little other information. Even the printed museum guide focusses more on the style and intent of the displays than on the content, and most of the available information is about the building.
It is a nice building, and some of the exhibits are very nice - the "Cabinet of Curiosities" has some particularly interesting bits and pieces - so it is worth visiting if you have time to spare, but it probably won't take very long.
Before going to the museum, check the opening hours, which vary through the year - we went in June, but it was closed on the Monday. And also on the Tuesday
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