Get hands-on with our family focused displays.

The Discovery Gallery is a family focused gallery with graphics and simple interactives suitable for younger visitors. This gallery also hosts Museum Explorers events each Friday morning during term time for preschool children to get creative with natural history.

The museum now has a series of dramatised accounts of Mr Booth’s rough notes. These are based on his observations and methods of collecting six of the displayed birds. These accounts are taken from his diaries and are shown on 3 interactive televisions with lighting to illuminate the display being spoken about.

Please note: The microscope in the discovery gallery is currently out of order whilst we source a replacement.