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Safari

Safari is a vibrant, interactive journey into the habitats and wildlife of the African continent where there is so much to discover. Visitors can set up camp in the Safari tent and from there head out to explore wild habitats from the savanna to the deep jungle and meet the animals that live there. From beetles to buffalo, and lions to giraffes, Safari will take you on an unforgettable journey of animal discovery.

Incredible taxidermy and model specimens will be on display for visitors to see alongside interactive displays helping to uncover interesting and unusual facts about these magnificent animals.

The exhibition takes inspiration from the museum’s opening 115 years ago when most of the galleries were dedicated to Natural History. Objects from the museum’s original collection of Natural Science and world cultures will take pride of place alongside some additional extras including an animatronic lion.

The exhibition will also look at the impact of the Victorian ‘collecting culture’ on animal populations and how things have changed today with the introduction of animal protection schemes and eco-tourism.

 

Wednesday, July 23 to Sunday, December 1