Find out about the Museum's collections of Natural History Fish

These collections include approximately 5,500 specimens. Most of our fish are preserved in alcohol. A full catalogue has been completed, with all specimens listed in a spreadsheet.

Online Resources


  • Philip's Guide to Freshwater Fish of Britain and Europe Peter S. Maitland and Keith Linsell, 2006, Philips, London
  • British Sea Fishes, Frances Dipper, 2001, Underwater World Publications, Middlesex