Vertebrate, invertebrate and plant fossils, with a focus on Yorkshire localities.
Geological wonders from around the globe.
Our collection is constantly growing to make specimens more accessible to the public.
The palaeontology section is the largest collection in the Earth Sciences Department.
We have specimens collected in the 19th Century by the pioneering founders of palaeontology.
We have some impressive wonders of nature, particularly our dinosaur & marine reptile skeletons.
Our collection is on public display for you to see. Please consult our opening hours for details.
All specimens in our accessioned public collection are available to researchers upon request.
We have a number of specimens in the collection that are holotypes or are yet to be newly described.
Please contact overseeing curator Oliver Weeks for any enquiries about the collection.