Bug house

Free entry

Girl looking at butterflies

In World Museum’s bug house you can get closer than you ever dreamed possible to beetles and flies, spiders and scorpions or centipedes and millipedes. The bug house displays a selection of specimens from the museum's vast research collection alongside real live colonies of leaf cutter ants and bees.

There are also interactive displays and larger-than-life models, including a two-metre animatronic fly and Avril the giant spider, who welcomes visitors from her web on the ceiling! 

Insect recipes

Bug house photography competition

Spider on an orange background |



Our bug house photography competition is now closed, but you can still view the photo gallery of all the entries and see the winning photographs.