About the museum
The Cole Museum of Zoology is owned and managed by the University of Reading.
It was established by Professor Francis Cole in 1906 when the University was known as University College Reading. The Cole Museum of Zoology represents a snapshot of animal diversity in the early 20th century and has always been used to teach zoology and comparative anatomy. The Museum is home to thousands of specimens of great zoological significance, including taxidermy, skeletons, histological preparations, fluid-preserved dissections, fossil material, casts, and some superb models of developmental stages and extinct animals.
We are now open! Please see our Visit Us pages for the latest information.
Over 27 million mostly zoological specimens will be housed just up the road from us @ReadingBioSci🤞🏻bringing collaborative and placement opportunities.
Life, uh, finds a way...
And you should find your way to @ColeZoology this Wednesday evening for a discussion about new dinosaurs from the Isle of Wight (and old mammals from Wales)
Don't stop to think if you should. Because you should.