Collections and research

Antiquities

 |Antiquities|

We have 50,000 artefacts from across the ancient world including Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Anglo-Saxon collections.

Botany

Botany|

The herbarium currently contains around 400,000 specimens, the great majority being pressed dried mounted specimens.

Ethnology

Ethnology - mask|

Our collection ranks among the top six collections in the country and is made up of around 40,000 objects.

Geology

Geology - fish fossil|

The geological collection at World Museum contains over 40,000 fossils as well as extensive rock and mineral collections.

Horology

Horology - clock|

 

The horology collections are extensive, containing over 12,000 items and are of international significance.

Physical sciences

Physical sciences - sundial|

The collection contains several significant items from the Liverpool Royal Institution and Bidston Observatory.

Zoology

Shell|

The zoology collection is made up of around 1.2 million specimens of invertebrate and vertebrate animals.

You can see all the paintings in the World Museum collection on the BBC 'Your Paintings' website|.