The museum's natural history collection dates back to the museum's beginnings in 1871 as the Peterborough Natural History Society and Field Club. It comprises of taxidermy, birds eggs, shells, lepidoptera, fungi and a small herbarium. Some of the specimens were collected locally whilst others are part of historic collections. The collection currently accessible online covers the taxidermy collection. There are 229 objects in this selection. Use the filters below to refine or expand the selection.

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1. Ringed plover


Simple Name: Ringed plover
Classified Name: Charadrius hiaticula
Collector:
Accession Number: PETMG:HA137

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2. Mallard


Simple Name: Mallard
Classified Name: Anas Platyrhynchos
Collector:
Accession Number: PETMG:HA161

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3. Tufted Duck


Simple Name: Tufted Duck
Classified Name: Aythya Ferina
Collector:
Accession Number: PETMG:HA190

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4. Peregrine Falcon


Simple Name: Peregrine Falcon
Classified Name: Falco Peregrinus
Collector:
Accession Number: PETMG:HA209

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5. Peregrine Falcon


Simple Name: Peregrine Falcon
Classified Name: Falco Peregrinus
Collector: Ahkerl, Mr, J
Accession Number: PETMG:HA23a

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6. Short-eared owl


Simple Name: Short-eared owl
Classified Name: Asio Flammeus
Collector: Unknown
Accession Number: PETMG:HA30

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7. Marsh Harrier


Simple Name: Marsh Harrier
Classified Name: Circus Aeruginosus
Collector: Rosmith, Miss, G
Accession Number: PETMG:HA14

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8. Glossy Ibis


Simple Name: Glossy Ibis
Classified Name: Plegadis Falcinellus
Collector: Strong, General
Accession Number: PETMG:HA69

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9. Rough legged buzzard


Simple Name: Rough legged buzzard
Classified Name: Buteo lagopus
Collector:
Accession Number: PETMG:HA214

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10. Barn owl


Simple Name: Barn owl
Classified Name: Tyto alba
Collector:
Accession Number: PETMG:HA122

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11. Great skua


Simple Name: Great skua
Classified Name: Stercorarius skua
Collector: May, John
Accession Number: PETMG:HA168

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12. Rough legged buzzard


Simple Name: Rough legged buzzard
Classified Name: Buteo lagopus
Collector:
Accession Number: PETMG:HA215

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13. Montagu's harrier


Simple Name: Montagu's harrier
Classified Name: Circus pygargus
Collector: Staton, J
Accession Number: PETMG:HA13

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14. Brambling


Simple Name: Brambling
Classified Name: Fringilla montifingilla
Collector:
Accession Number: PETMG:HA205

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15. Fieldfare


Simple Name: Fieldfare
Classified Name: Turdus Pilaris
Collector: Ellans, J, P
Accession Number: PETMG:HA45

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16. Common Gull


Simple Name: Common Gull
Classified Name: Larus Canus
Collector:
Accession Number: PETMG:HA167

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17. Hobby


Simple Name: Hobby
Classified Name: Falco Subbuteo
Collector: Strong, K, Miss
Accession Number: PETMG:HA155

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18. Kestrel


Simple Name: Kestrel
Classified Name: Falco Tinnunculus
Collector:
Accession Number: PETMG:HA210b

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19. Jackdaw


Simple Name: Jackdaw
Classified Name: Corvus Monedula
Collector:
Accession Number: PETMG:HA196

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20. Rook - Albino


Simple Name: Rook - Albino
Classified Name: Corvus Frugilegus
Collector:
Accession Number: PETMG:HA203

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21. Green Sandpiper


Simple Name: Green Sandpiper
Classified Name: Tringa Ochropus
Collector:
Accession Number: PETMG:HA169

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22. Little Auk


Simple Name: Little Auk
Classified Name: Alle alle
Collector:
Accession Number: PETMG:HA110A

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23. Pochard


Simple Name: Pochard
Classified Name: Aythya Ferina
Collector:
Accession Number: PETMG:HA162

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24. Starling


Simple Name: Starling
Classified Name: Sturnus vulgaris
Collector:
Accession Number: PETMG:HA202

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25. Dipper


Simple Name: Dipper
Classified Name: Cinclus cinclus
Collector:
Accession Number: PETMG:HA204

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26. Sparrowhawk


Simple Name: Sparrowhawk
Classified Name: Accipiter nisus
Collector: Fitzwilliam, Rt. Hon
Accession Number: PETMG:HA212

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27. Sparrowhawk


Simple Name: Sparrowhawk
Classified Name: Accipiter nisus
Collector:
Accession Number: PETMG:HA142

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28. Gadwall


Simple Name: Gadwall
Classified Name: Anas strepera
Collector:
Accession Number: PETMG:HA138

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29. Grasshopper warbler


Simple Name: Grasshopper warbler
Classified Name: Locustella naevia
Collector:
Accession Number: PETMG:HA149

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30. Long eared owl


Simple Name: Long eared owl
Classified Name: Asio otus
Collector:
Accession Number: PETMG:HA266

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