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A tapir is wrapped & off for 7 days in the freezer before joining our collection

  • 2001 days ago via site
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Alan Hart from our mineralogy team... with something very large & shiny with him!

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barely 4pm & the reception desk is already busy (I think a few people have heard about Science Uncovered)

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I've just wandered through an eerily deserted Central Hall.

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The scores on the doors - sperm whale 7, giant squid 12! (do you like our scientific approach?) #TheDeep

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Here's a preview of the elephant (when it was being painted). Enjoy #iyb #nhm

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There's not a cloud in the sky above the Museum today! #nhm

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Caroline Spelman (Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) visiting the Darwin Centre. #nhm

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this is the rather wonderful stalk-eyed fly (just a quick scan as we don't have any lying around) #nhm

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The elephants have arrived at the Museum! #nhm

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Behind the scenes at : The Darwin Centre has floor 5½! #nhm

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The quality of my photo might not do these Royal Mail stamps justice as they're stunning!

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A picture of the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary #nhm #botany

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Just for fun: this is the oldest known object on earth. Any guesses how old it is? #quiz #nhm

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Today, I got to hold a meteorite from Mars (how often do you get to say that?) #nhm

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A quick glimpse for all you non-Brighton residents, of Wild Planet, lit up and looking lovely on the sea front #nhm

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At 3mm tall, no natural history collection is complete without dressed fleas (there's even a bride & groom around here somewhere)

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Following yesterday's weevil ring fact (), here's a photo.

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Caption competition! (no prizes sadly, but obviously RT'ing the most entertaining)

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