Previous Exhibitions

Our larger exhibitions are listed below. View the Presenting... series of smaller displays.

Levon Bliss's Microsculpture exhibition

A ground-breaking photographic exhibition of science and art, Microsculpture presented insect specimens from the museum's collections like never before. The beautifully-lit, high magnification portraiture of photographer Levon Biss captures the microscopic form of these animals in striking high-resolution detail.
27 May 2016 - 29 January 2017

Artwork by Kurt Jackson
Kurt Jackson: Bees (and the odd wasp) in my bonnet
Kurt Jackson's art is a celebration of the natural world. This exhibition brought together paintings, sculpture and Museum collections to explore the diverse and beautiful world of bees.
18 March - 29 September 2016

How William Smith and his maps changed geology

Handwritten in Stone: How William Smith and his maps changed geology
A bicentenary exhibition to celebrate William Smith and his publication of the first geological map of England and Wales. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
9 October 2015 - 31 January 2016

Biosense Exhibition

All living organisms need to sense changes in their environments. Current research is exploring the mechanisms involved, and how we might benefit from this understanding.
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8 May - 31 August 2015

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