20 Million Animals Preserved In Alcohol – Earth Unplugged


The Spirit Collection in London’s Natural History Museum is home to over 20 million dead animal specimens, collected from around the world. They are preserved and kept for research and educational purposes. Lizzie Daly met up with Ollie Crimmen, Senior Curator of Fish to find out a little more.

Behind–the-Scenes tours of the Spirit Collection operate daily and can be booked online or upon arrival at the Natural History Museum. More information can be found here http://www.nhm.ac.uk/events/behind-the-scenes-tour-the-spirit-collection.html

Additional footage of the museum: © The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London [2017]. All rights reserved.

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