Eton College Natural History Museum, Windsor

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The Eton College Natural History Museum is a museum of natural history that is part of Eton College, a public school at Eton, Berkshire near Windsor in England.
The museum contains many stuffed animals, plants, fossils and insects. It is located by the archway into the Queens Quad, beside Lower Chapel at the school. It is the only dedicated natural history museum in the county of Berkshire.

The museum opened in 1875 to house the Thackeray Collection of British Birds and other collections. It has been located at its current site since 1895. It houses over 16,000 specimens that have been donated since the 19th century. The 70+ displays date from 2000. The museum is used for teaching purposes, specifically for biology and geology. It is also open to the public and is visited by other schools and groups. The museum is open 2:30pm – 5:00pm on Sundays during term-time and it has free entrance.
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  • Small but immersive Natural History Museum with super activities (outwith COVID times) that both inform and educate  more »
  • It's only open for limited hours on a Sunday and very small, but it's a little gem. It makes a pleasant destination for a walk from Windsor over the bridge.  more »
  • Usual artefacts stolen from around the world. Open to the plebiscite for the minimum amount of time required to gain tax breaks. Designed to reinforce to the entitled spawn of crooked bankers and arms dealers, the grandiosity of the British Empire, which they still think exists.
  • The museum is well done, you can feel amazed as if you were in the Natural History Museum in London although its smaller size. It was interesting to discover how many pupils of the Eton college later became great scientist in the past to understand the importance of this institution. Free admission on Sundays 2.30-5.00pm, easily reached by feet from Eton Central.

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