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A drawing showing Bedford Street after the Exeter Blitz

The Exeter Blitz

23 March 2021

The story of the Glenthorne Road bomb and the Exeter Blitz

Five bird skins on a white background. Three of them have paper labels attached to their legs.

Collected by Alfred Russel Wallace

15 April 2020

The moment I discovered a specimen from the collection of one of the greatest naturalists of all time - Alfred Russel Wallace.

A piece of lacework from the collection

A Legacy of Lace (Part One): Introducing Charlotte Treadwin

13 March 2020

Charlotte Treadwin and Frances Bury Palliser came from very different backgrounds, but were united by their interest in lace-making. Their lace collections were amongst the first objects to be donated to the museum in August 1868 and May 1869.