HMS Challenger and National Museums LiverpoolSpecimens form HMS Challenger are stored at the World Museum site. Almost all were transferred by the Trustees of the British Museum (now Natural History Museum, London) after the voyage. It was once common for museums to transfer or exchange duplicate material. Two specimens were transferred by Norwich Castle Museum.
The collection also contains a spear head. It is slightly curved, made from bone and has barbs down one side measuring 23 mm x 10 mm x 382 mm. It was collected by FJ Pearcey in Patagonia. Catalogue number 188.8.131.52
About National Museums LiverpoolNational Museums Liverpool is a group of museums and galleries:
- Walker Art Gallery
- World Museum
- Museum of Liverpool
- Merseyside Maritime Museum which also houses the International Slavery Museum and Seized, border Force National Museum
- Piermasters House
- Sudley house
- Lady Lever Art Gallery
Wider collectionsCollections at the World Museum include:
- Antiquities - 50,000 artefacts from across the ancient world including Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Anglo-Saxon collections.
- Botany - The herbarium currently contains around 400,000 specimens, the great majority being pressed dried mounted specimens.
- Ethnology - Our collection ranks among the top six collections in the country and is made up of around 40,000 objects.
- Geology - The geological collection at World Museum contains over 40,000 fossils as well as extensive rock and mineral collections.
- Horology - The horology collections are extensive, containing over 12,000 items and are of international significance.
- Physical Sciences - The collection contains several significant items from the Liverpool Royal Institution and Bidston Observatory.
- Zoology - The zoology collection is made up of around 1.2 million specimens of invertebrate and vertebrate animals.