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Museum visitors pin hopes on rare opportunity
9:50am Wednesday 27th February 2013 in News
MUSEUM artefacts not normally on show to the public are available to see on a special behind-the-scenes tour.
Visitors on the entomology tour will be able to see some of the museum’s five million specimen-strong insect collection, including the oldest pinned insect in the world – a Bath white butterfly which was captured in Cambridgeshire in 1702.
Darren Mann, the assistant curator in entomology, said: “While we are closed we thought people should know there are still things happening behind the scenes.
“We thought this is a great opportunity to try this out.”
Other departments running tours include mineralogy, geology and zoology.
Tours must be booked. For more visit oum.ox.ac.uk