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Detail of glass fungus model

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In-depth articles about some of our key collections.

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Opening Times

The museum wil be closed on 16th December and will remain closed until 9th January.

We are open five days a week, 12.30 - 16:30.

Monday 12.30 - 16:30

Tuesday 12.30 - 16:30

Wednesday 12.30 - 16:30

Thursday 12.30 - 16:30

Friday 12.30 - 16:30

We hope to see you soon!

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Pocket globe by London globemaker Newton, in a wooden case.

People have used globes to model the world around them since ancient times, although the earliest surviving globe dates from 1492. This article surveys globe manufacture and use from the 16th through to the 20th century.

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