If you are ever wandering round the streets of London, trying to think of something free and fun to do, then you probably should head to Exhibition Road. This is where the Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and Natural History Museum can be found.
Trending today are images of “most extraordinary specimens” which have made an appearance at the Natural History Museum. The Museum has looked into the depths of its huge archives to select the very best 22 pieces of natural history. The objects which have been revealed are a sneak peek into what’s in store for the Treasures Gallery which will be opening on 30th November 2012.
Those which have been revealed today are hand crafted glass models of deep sea creatures. They are otherwise know as Blaschka models made by German father and son artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in 1866. In total 182 models will be shown in the gallery however, only 3 of the models will be revealed at any one time.
The ones which have been shown today are a Plankton (a single-celled Radiolarian), a Jellyfish and an Octopus.