Natural History Specimen Loans

  • Please note:

The Booth loans service will not be available on Tuesday 6th August. Loans due back on the 6th can be returned on Friday the 9th or on usual loan days next week.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this might cause. The service will resume as normal on Friday 9th August.


Red Junglefowl

The Booth specimen loans service runs as a drop-in (first come, first served) on Tuesday and Friday afternoons, 2-4:30pm.

Returning loans are now only accepted back during the loans service operating times.

Items cost £5 – 15 per object (depending on size and rarity) to loan for periods of 1 month at a time. There is a one week grace period from the return date listed on your form before an additional rental charge will be required.

Please bring with you a form of photographic ID with your address or school/organisation’s address on it, along with either a letter on headed paper stating that the organisation will cover loss or damage, or a cash deposit of £150 – £200 (Borrowers leaving a cash deposit can only borrow a maximum of 3 items)

For further enquiries please contact Grace Brindle or Kerrie Curzon, on 01273 292777.