Collections and research
We have 50,000 artefacts from across the ancient world including Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Anglo-Saxon collections.
The herbarium currently contains around 400,000 specimens, the great majority being pressed dried mounted specimens.
Our collection ranks among the top six collections in the country and is made up of around 40,000 objects.
The geological collection at World Museum contains over 40,000 fossils as well as extensive rock and mineral collections.
The horology collections are extensive, containing over 12,000 items and are of international significance.
The collection contains several significant items from the Liverpool Royal Institution and Bidston Observatory.
The zoology collection is made up of around 1.2 million specimens of invertebrate and vertebrate animals.