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

These collections include approximately 1,200 specimens. Most of our reptiles are preserved in alcohol. A full catalogue has been completed, with all specimens listed in a spreadsheet.


  • Collins Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Britain and Europe, Nick Arnold, 2002, Harper Collins, London.
  • Life in Cold Blood, David Attenborough, 2007, BBC Books, London
  • The New Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians, Tim Halliday and Kraig Adler, 2002, Oxford University Press