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Steve Etches' incredible collection of Jurassic fossils and scientific discoveries will become a major new museum in 2016 after a £2.7 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant.
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History welcomed thousands of visitors this weekend after reopening its doors following a £2 million roof restoration project.
Launched on Charles Darwin's 205th birthday, a £3 million fundraising campaign aims to turn the Cambridge Museum of Zoology into a palace of the animal kingdom in 2016.
Many visitors claim the grey Woolston seal, found swimming the Mersey in 1908, was shot by their grandfather. Criminality and a new Polly Morgan work also feature in Warrington.
A spectacular new gallery at the 19th century Warrington Museum features more than 80 colourful birds, a seal and a giant anteater. Manager Janice Hayes tells us more.
Once an anatomist and journalist, Angela Palmer's installation in Edinburgh is an ethereal work based on 16 MRI scan slices of her brain.
An egg cracked by Charles Darwin aboard the Beagle Voyage of the 1830s is among the highlights of an unusual and quirky display of discovery at London's Two Temple Place.
Ten penguins will take over three levels of swimming and diving pools, nesting areas and beaches in Hull. The theme, say curators, is based around an abandoned Antarctic port.
From Goya and van Gogh to an early prescription from Egypt and a 14th century horoscope, the Wellcome has released a vast collection of exhibits online.
Live bugs and specimens will await visitors when the Museum of Natural History reopens following a 14-month, £2 million roof job.
Ahead of a February exhibition which will challenge visitors to experience heat, cold, aridity, permanent darkness and lack of oxygen, curator Paolo Viscardi has been suffering.
Screening on Sky on New Year's Day, Natural History Museum Alive 3D had its premiere at the institution in front of an audience headed by royalty.
The World Society for the Protection of Animals has launched a new exhibition at City Hall charting London's role in the sickening trade in endangered wildlife.
On a sabbatical to Peru, the creator of an Ice Age exhibition in Cumbria discusses tarantulas in toilets and the privilege of spending time with giant cicadas.
A pair of hairy, wizened models of two of the earliest types of man to roam Britain have been delivered - and then swiftly hidden from view - at the Natural History Museum.