Museum reveals secrets in new display

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A NEW exhibition has been launched to show visitors fascinating behind-the-scenes work at a world famous museum.

Guests to Tring’s Natural History Museum in Akeman Street will have the chance to see The Secret World of Museum Science.

The display will showcase some of the rarely-seen specimens care for by the scientific community, including a blue lorikeet, a parrot collected on one of Captain Cook’s voyages.

The attraction also features a rare composite skeleton of a dodo and large-billed reed warbler, whose DNA was used in to confirm the discovery of a new species.

Another highlight includes a peregrine falcon egg used to explain the decline of the species in the 1960s.

Learning and interpretation manager Alice Dowswell said: “Visitors will leave with a flavour of the intriguing work we do and aspire to be the scientists of the future.” The free exhibition opened on Friday, May 16 and runs until Sunday, November 6.