Posted: Thu 7th Apr 2016

Open Day At Bangor University’s Brambell Natural History Museum

This article is old - Published: Thursday, Apr 7th, 2016

Bangor University’s Natural History collections housed at Brambell Building will be open to the public on Saturday, 16 April between 11am and 3pm with an opportunity to see and handle live animals ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This will be an opportunity to visit the University’s Natural History Museum, which is not usually accessible to the public, to learn more about the animals and plants on display. There will be a chance to ask questions of the available volunteers, and there will be an activities corner for children of all ages. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This event has been organised jointly with the University’s Herpetological Society and there will be an opportunity to see and handle snakes and other live animals on the day. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As part of the joint project with Gwynedd Council “Engaging Collections: Widening Access to Gwynedd’s Heritage” that is partly funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund, it is intended to improve access to Bangor University’s hidden museum collections. This will offer local residents and visitors a chance to enjoy and learn about the vast variety of specimens on display. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Dr Rosanna Robinson, Curator of the Museum said: “We are intending to open the Brambell Museum more often to provide access to the public. This builds on the success of the Bangor Science Festival that has been very popular and the Museum is always well attended on these days.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Bangor University’s Brambell building is located opposite the ASDA supermarket and directions are available on the on website http://www.bangor.ac.uk/tour/LocationMap.pdf ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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