Treasures in the Cadogan Gallery


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Explore 22 objects spanning 4.5 billion years of the Earth's history in in the Treasures Cadogan Gallery.

Each exhibit tells a remarkable story and has been chosen for its scientific, historical and cultural importance. From a meteorite and moon rock, a dodo to Darwin's pigeons, and the intricate Blaschka glass models, uncover some of the most extraordinary specimens in our collection.

Star specimens and exhibits

  • beautiful butterflies collected by Alfred Russel Wallace
  • original images from John James Audubon's Birds of America book
  • Sir Hans Sloane's beautifully carved nautilus shell
  • an emperor penguin egg collected during Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic expedition
  • and don't miss our visitors’ favourite, Guy the gorilla

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