Scales and Tails

To coincide with Bangor University’s popular Bangor Science Festival, Storiel has launched its latest  foyer display, on the theme reptiles.

Snakes, crocodiles and tortoises are some of the specimens on display that are on loan from Brambell Natural History Museum, School of Biological Sciences, Bangor University. Several of the specimens are in jars of fluid and are still used for teaching. The display has been curated by Melissa Green, a zoology student volunteer and will be in place until the end of August.

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

Publication date: 16 March 2017