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The Alfred Denny Museum of Zoology

Alfred Denny Museum of Zoology, Sheffield - 1
Alfred Denny Museum of Zoology, Sheffield - 2
Alfred Denny Museum of Zoology, Sheffield - 3


Dept Animal and Plant Sciences,
Alfred Denny Building,
University of Sheffield,
Western Bank,
S10 2TN


Tel: 0114 222 9308




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(The postcode for the centre of
Penistone is S36 6AR.)

Distance from Penistone: 14 miles / 24 mins


NB Currently open 1st Saturday of the month, 9.30am - 1.00pm. Booking may be required. Please phone the number on the left; also check website in case there are new opening times.

Following massive public interest, the museum is to open to open the museum to the public on the first Saturday of every month from Saturday 2 February 2013 between 9.30 – 1pm.

It was created by the University’s first Professor of Biology, Alfred Denny in 1950 as a teaching museum.

There are displays of high quality specimens from across the globe including fossils and material of extinct animals, which demonstrate the diversity of animal life on earth. There's also a large spirit collection (animals stored in alcohol) and fully articulated skeletons of a wide range of vertebrates (backboned animals).

The Alfred Denny Museum is located at the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield. You can book your place for the first Saturday of any month until December 2013 by emailing (if you experience any difficulty please ring 0114 222 9308 during office hours.)

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