Bolling Hall Museum
Bradford District Museum & Galleries

Natural Science: Zoology

There are approximately 90,000 zoology specimens of which over 70% are invertebrate zoology including entomology and conchology. Approximately 8% are vertebrate specimens comprising study skins and taxidermy mounts. The Entomology Collection includes important voucher specimens of the Bilberry Shield Bug (Elasmucha ferrogatta), the ichneumon Coelichneumon bileneatus and the only Yorkshire record of the Vestal Moth, Rhodometra sacraria. The oldest example of the Airedale Terrier, Bloss, dating to 1898, is on display at Cliffe Castle Museum in Keighley.

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Bradford District Museum & Galleries
Bradford District Museums & Galleries (BDMG)’s collections have developed over more than 150 years, even before a museum service existed in the district.
Bradford District Museum & Galleries
The collection comprises some 38,000 items, the majority of which is excavated pot sherds.
Bradford District Museum & Galleries
The print collection includes works by master printmakers such as Francisco Goya, William Blake and Walter Sickert and by modern masters – Pop Artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Richard Hamilton.
Bradford District Museum & Galleries
This collection comprises some 5000 items, shared almost equally between furniture and ceramics.