Open Day at Brambell Natural History Museum, Bangor University with the Herpetological Society

Bangor University’s Natural History collections housed at Brambell Building will be open to the public on Saturday 16th April between 11am and 3pm.

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.

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.

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.”

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

Publication date: 12 April 2016