The Museum's Zoology collection consists of over 29 million animal specimens.

The collection is rich in voucher, type and historical specimens, as well as extinct and endangered species.

The Museum's collection of Arachnida is wide-ranging, rich in type specimens and has a global range.

The phylum Onychophora contains the class Onychophorida. The creatures in this class are close relatives of the Arthropoda and Tardigrada, but do not have a hard exoskeleton.

The Museum's avian skin collection is the second largest of its kind in the world, with almost 750,000 specimens representing about 95 per cent of the world's bird species.

Our bird skeleton collection, also called the avian osteology collection, is the largest of its kind in the UK. It contains around 16,600 specimens, including complete and partial skeletons and skulls.