Haslemere Educational Museum
Culture & Learning Since 1888
Natural History Collection

Natural History

With over 240,000 specimens Haslemere Museum's natural history collection is one of the largest in south east England. The collection spans all aspects of the natural world from mammals, reptiles and birds to botany, shells and insects. As well as enriching our displays for visitors the collection is a vital resource for research.

We also house a living natural history display of common wild plants on our flower table, a tradition that first began in 1893. The Flower Table gives visitors an opportunity to see a wide range of live species at close quarters and encourages an interest in native plants and the natural world. More information about some of the collections can be found below or by contacting the collections team.

Highlights of the Collection