The D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum


The University's Zoology Museum houses many fascinating specimens from around the world. Most of them were collected by the celebrated Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, the first Professor of Biology at Dundee. The images on this site reveal just a fraction of our collections - please contact us to find out more.

‌The museum is in the Carnelley Building, just behind the main University Tower Building on Park Place. 
logo for the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology MuseumFor directions to the Zoology Museum from anywhere in the world, click here

Open Days & Events

The museum is open regularly to the public on Friday afternoons during the summer vacation and on the second Saturday of every month, 2-4.30pm. There are also various special events taking place throughout the year - check out our Events pages and Eventbrite.

Main Collections

Browse through our main collections in the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum.

See some stunning 3D scans of some of our specimens - available for download, VR viewing or 3D printing!

Find out about some of the star items in the museum

NEW! Curator Matthew Jarron has made a series of short films about aspects of the collection:


More information

To find out more about the University's other natural history collections, visit the Herbarium webpage and the online versions of our exhibitions:

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