D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum in Dundee is one of many museums on my bucket list to visit. It's not the best, or the most comprehensive of zoology collections. Which means, like many, there are wonderful little surprises for the visitor. Even browsing the website there is a nice little gallery of their collection of stuffed bird heads. Where else could you find these?
And new is their selection of 3D scans of skulls. So much better than photos, and the not quite satisfying turntable videos. These scans mean you can look at the top and the underneath of the skull.
So if, like me, you have wondered what the fontanel area of an elephant skull might look like (and it is surprising), now you can have a look.
Have a go and enjoy yourself. Spin the skull here.