The specimens are currently arranged into a number of distinct collections.
This eclectic collection covers the whole taxonomic range of the animal kingdom and shows a variety of methods of preservation and display of the specimens.
Although relatively small, the Botanical Collection has representatives from all the major groups of plants and algae. Herbarium specimens include collections of British wild flowers and algae from the USA.
This comprises over 1000 pressed plants as well as dried and fluid preserved plant specimens, many with medicinal properties. There is a small collection of Pharmacy artefacts.
Microscope Slide Collection
The many microscope slides include histological preparations and whole organisms of biological specimens from all animal taxa and many plant taxa.
Craniofacial Skeletal Collection
This part of the Museum collection is housed in the Dental Institute. It comprises a comprehensive range of specimens illustrating the evolution and adaptation of vertebrate skulls, jaws and teeth.