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The museum was opened in 1875 to house the Thackeray Collection of British Birds and other collections and have been located in its present site since 1895. It is Berkshire’s only dedicated natural history museum and houses over 15,000 specimens, donated from the nineteenth century onwards. All the displays (over 70 of them) date from 2000. The Museum is used extensively for teaching biology and geology as well as being open to the public and visited by numerous schools and outside groups. The Museum is an accredited learning destination for Slough Children’s University and an outreach partner with the Clewer Cluster of Schools, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and Royal Holloway, University of London.
The Museum is open every Sunday afternoon from 14.30 until 17.00 except over the Christmas period.
Visits by individuals and groups at other times can be made by prior arrangement with the Curator. Visits by parties from other schools are particularly welcome and there is no admission charge.
Postal address: The Curator, Natural History Museum, Eton College, Windsor, SL4 6DW
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