Natural History Collections

These collections include a wide range of zoology specimens and objects that have been collected over the last 300 years. The collections are housed in the Ashworth Laboratories, within the King’s Buildings campus of the University.


Ashworth Laboratories, Charlotte Auerbach Road, King's Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3FL


Find details of how to visit as an individual or group, or arrange a research visit, at https://www.ed.ac.uk/visit/museums-galleries/natural

Getting there

There is disabled parking within the Kings Buildings campus and free on road parking in the surrounding area.

To find out about bus links, visit www.lothianbuses.com

Visit the University’s website for specific directions and access information.


Visit the University’s website for specific directions and access information.

How to find us

Natural History Collections

Edinburgh EH9 3FL, UK

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