18 Bull Plain
Hertford
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01992 582686
World of Wallace : Touring exhibition

World of Wallace : Alfred Russel Wallace and his life in the field

This exhibition examines how the places where Wallace lived and worked informed his groundbreaking discoveries in the field of natural history, from Hertford, where he 'first obtained a rudimentary acquaintance with my fellow creatures and with nature' to the Malay Archipelago.

Wallace's map of the Rio Negro and the Rio Vaupés Horseshoe Crab from Hertford Museum's collection

Illustrated by a wealth of colourful specimens, many of which were collected by Wallace himself, this exhibition brings together a diverse range of plants and animals held by museums and institutions around the country and also examines the Victorian love of taxidermy which funded Wallace’s expeditions.

Removal van




Following its successful run at Hertford Museum, World of Wallace is going on tour to museums across the country. This tour has been made possible by funding from Arts Council England. Below are the details of the museums our exhibition will be visiting- we will be adding more locations as the details are finalised so keep checking back!





World of Wallace on tour!

the Oxfordshire Museum logo

The Oxfordshire Museum
Saturday 19th July - Sunday 31st August 2014

Address:Fletcher's House, Park Street, Woodstock, OX20 1SN
Phone: 01993 811456
Website: http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/oxfordshire-museum


Octavia Hill's Birthplace House logo

Octavia Hills Birthplace Museum, Wisbech
September 2014

Address: 7 South Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1JB
Phone: 01945 476358
Website: http://www.octaviahill.org


Valence House, Dagenham logo


Valence House, Dagenham
12th January - 16th May 2015

Address: Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, RM8 3HT
Phone: 020 8227 5222
Website: Valence House Museum



Chelmsford Museum

Chelmsford Museum
June - July 2015

Address: Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9AQ
Phone: 01245 605700
Website: Chelmsford Museum



New Walk Museum, Leicester


New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester
Autumn 2015

Address: 53 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA
Phone: 0116 225 4900
Website: New Walk Museum and Art Gallery



Poole Museum logo

Poole Museum
Spring 2016

Address: 4 High Street, Poole, BH15 1BW
Phone: 01202 262600
Website: Poole Museum



Arts Council England logo

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