The University's Zoology Museum houses many fascinating specimens from around the world. Most of them were collected by the celebrated Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, the first Professor of Biology at Dundee. The images on this site reveal just a fraction of our collections - please contact us to find out more.
The museum is open regularly to the public on Friday afternoons during the summer vacation and on the second Saturday of every month, 2-4.30pm. There are also various special events taking place throughout the year - find out more details of opening hours and events. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MUSEUM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19, BUT WE CAN ARRANGE INDIVIDUAL VISITS BY APPOINTMENT.
Browse through our main collections in the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum.
See some stunning 3D scans of some of our specimens - available for download, VR viewing or 3D printing!
Find out about some of the star items in the museum
NEW! Curator Matthew Jarron has made a series of short films about aspects of the collection:
To find out more about the University's other natural history collections, visit the Herbarium webpage and the online versions of our exhibitions: