Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Event - Tour the secret museum of curiosities (Sheffield)

a SECRET museum housing weird and wonderful natural history objects will open its doors for the first time in 40 years.

The private Alfred Denny Museum includes never-seen curiosities such as the enormous skull of a rare man-sized giant eagle, half a dolphin, tiny flying dinosaur skeletons and sun spiders complete with ferocious, poisonous jaws.

Tours of the strange collection are a highlight in the University of Sheffield’s Festival of the Mind, which launches today in an 11-day free extravaganza of 56 events.

Curator, Professor Tim Birkhead, will provide tours and talks of the museum in the department of animal and plant sciences.

  29th-30th September 2012 10am-4.30pm

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