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Powell-Cotton Museum
One of the UK's most fascinating visitor attractions. An astounding collection of African and Asian wildlife and ethnography. Alongside Quex House and Gardens.
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Powell-Cotton Museum 17h
We are busy cataloguing the primate collection. Extra-numerary teeth are becoming a theme with the chimpanzee skulls: this male is at least the fourth so far to have an extra nubbin tooth in the lower jaw!
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Powell-Cotton Museum Jun 19
Merfield contributed many specimens to our collections. Percy Powell-Cotton taught Merfield to preserve skins and skeletons, and to collect with a scientific eye. They were friends for many years.
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Powell-Cotton Museum May 18
As a museum with such diverse collections, championing the multiple skill sets of our staff is really important. Welcome it’s going to be an exciting year!
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Chris Hobbs Mar 12
Great day with our fantastic 3rd year students on Practical Ecology comparing skull morphology with the amazing collection!
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Islam SSN Mar 12
Thanks to funding from we have worked with 12 regional museums, providing collections/learning support and advice. We've seen over 2500 objects incl combs from Somalia ,a pen case Nuneaton Museum and a Late Safavid helmet
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Powell-Cotton Museum Mar 8
This we're remembering our very own trailblazing duo Antoinette and Diana Powell-Cotton. Two women ahead of their time who challenged society's norms and led the way for independent female travelers and explorers in the 1930s.
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SouthSudanMuseumNet Feb 15
cc for the shout out to Mbitim and Maj and Mrs Powell-Cotton
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Powell-Cotton Museum Feb 13
Calling all natural historians! Want to work with a world class primate collection? Then come and work with us! Natural History Project Curator: see for more information. Closing date Monday.
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Powell-Cotton Museum Dec 13
A few weeks ago we found a catalogue card for a herders crook sawn in half for easy transport. Today we found it (both halves - phew!).
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Powell-Cotton Museum Nov 26
Replying to @WildParakeetsUK
Hi Hazel. This was a specially arranged session for the group to look at objects not on display. We hope to arrange more sessions in the future.
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Powell-Cotton Museum Nov 26
Today we are welcoming our first samurai sword special interest group. Getting some great insights into our collection.
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Powell-Cotton Museum Nov 15
The magnetic picture wall is up in our new storytelling area! Soon families will be able to create their own African Savannah adventure against this amazing backdrop. Outreach officer Manny is giving a bit of a demonstration!
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Powell-Cotton Museum Nov 2
Looking for something to do before the fireworks this Saturday? Come down to the Powell-Cotton for our Japanese Cultural Day event!
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Powell-Cotton Museum Oct 30
Looking for something to do this Saturday? Come and join us for our Japanese Cultural Day! Details at
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Powell-Cotton Museum Oct 27
Replying to @OllieDouglas
Very true!
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Powell-Cotton Museum Oct 26
Replying to @OllieDouglas
Thanks! your link identified something else stored with it! We aren’t as expert on 19th century social history as we are with dead animals!
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Powell-Cotton Museum Oct 26
Another mystery object. Found in the stores with a few tools and other mystery items. But what is it?
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SouthSudanMuseumNet Oct 17
A funded PhD in Durham/Oxford on EPs Zande collections from South Sudan NOTE: UK/EEA people only are eligible. To begin Jan '18
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Powell-Cotton Museum Oct 17
We love it when museums work together. have sent us a list of all the Powell-Cotton objects in their collection. So useful!
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Powell-Cotton Museum Oct 13
We’ll keep you updated on our progress. Don’t rate the chances of both bits being in the same place!
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