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Archie the giant squid
We don’t suppose you’ve ever met an 8 and a half metre squid called Archie before, have you? She’s just one specimen of many collected by Charles Darwin and is now on show along 27-kilometres of shelves at the Darwin Centre, National History Museum.
There are 22-million creatures in the collection there, to be more specific, meaning a whole afternoon of interesting and wonderful things to see. Imagine Komodo dragons, monkeys, and deep sea creatures in jars.
For bigger animals, imagine huge tanks. It’s an almost endless mass of anything interesting and curious from the last few centuries that the museum have got their hands on.
The tour is only available by booking prior to attendance, and can only be accessed through an airlock to enter.
Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum
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