The work of the conservation laboratory is greatly aided by its volunteers. Their work involves basic cleaning of specimens, re-packaging in conservation grade foams or tissue or making made-to-measure boxes. Many of the Museum’s specimens were packed in drawers using materials that degrade over time or produce acids that could damage the specimens. These materials were used before modern conservation grade materials were available.
All volunteer places are currently filled in the Conservation lab. Find out more about our vounteering opportunities here.
Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00Saturday
10:00 to 16:00Sunday
Jul 28, 2015
The Sedgwick Museum recently acquired an exciting new specimen of Jurassic fish Leedichthys problematicum, the biggest bony fish that ever lived!
May 22, 2015
A weird group of ancient but surviving carnivorous worms, known as priapulids, which live in burrows on the seabed, evolved a remarkable method of capturing their prey – they can turn their hook-lined throat region inside out through the mouth to form a very effective grappling iron for capturing their prey.