With a mollusc of such monster proportions, our curators have had their arms full. Hear the story of how a creature more often the topic of myth and legend became part of the museum’s collection.
Dubbed Archie, hear how it was preserved for future study and how ongoing research is revealing more about these mysterious creatures.
Plus, discover their latest specimen, the colossal squid. Could this creature be even larger than Archie? Join us to find out.
This event is part of the Nature Live series. From ladybird spotting and dinosaurs to bat winter survival strategies and how nature inspires fashion, these regular Nature Live talks and events are an enjoyable way to explore the natural world.
They are informal and mostly free!
Times: 12.30-1pm, 2.30-3pm