Posted by: henrymcghie | March 4, 2011

things hotting up

With less than eight weeks to go until opening, things are very busy- and exciting. Finalising text, working on objects and detailed plans with designers make this a particularly busy time!




  1. Continuing on from Picture a Museum Day it would be great to hear what people think about the different objects in the museum. There are, of course, hundreds of exciting objects at the museum and the sperm whale skeleton is surely up there with the best of them. The sperm whale skeleton towering high above the Animal Life gallery is over a hundred years old and has been in the museum, and on display, for most of that time. The skeleton might seem massive to us but this one is actually only a baby. Sperm whales can grow to be 19ms long. Just imagine that hanging in the gallery! The most recognisable feature of the sperm whale is its large, oval shaped head. This allows the whale to be streamlined and helps it dive up to 500ms to search for fish. Let me know what you think (good or bad!) about the whale skeleton which is set to play a starring role in the new Living Planet gallery….

    Come and tell us what you think!

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