Requests for specimen information
Our research collections are not currently available to search online. If you would like information about what we have please contact us and we can search our collections database and send you a list of relevant material. Not all of our collections are presently catalogued, but we will do our best to find the information you require. Please allow 20 working days for us to respond to your enquiry; completing your request may take longer.
General information about our different Museum collections can be found here.
- An online catalogue of our British type fossils is now available here. You can see photographs and 3D digital models of many of our fossils.
Some useful information you could provide to help us in our search for paleontology enquiries:
- Identification - With any synonyms or re-identifications you may be aware of.
- Specimen number – If known. Sometimes listed in publication with the prefix SM or CAMSM.
- Bibliographic reference – Author, date, title and name of publication if the specimen has been figured or mentioned.
- Geological dating – Chronostratigraphic, lithostratigraphic or biostratigraphic dating.
- Collector or Collection.
To request specimen information or for further details please contact us.
Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 Sunday
Dec 1, 2016
Curious Objects – an exhibition of ‘some unusual and unexpected items’ from the University Library’s collection. 3 Nov 2016 - 31 March 2017
Milstein Exhibition Centre, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR
Aug 19, 2016
For most people, the idea of finding old poo is disgusting, and the idea of dissecting it and sorting through it is even worse! Unless of course you’re a child of a certain age and the poo in question is dinosaur poo.