Taxidermy Day School

Learn to prepare your own taxidermy bird under the expert tuition of professional taxidermist Derek Frampton (UK Guild of Taxidermists).


Taxidermy is an artform that has long been used to preserve animal specimens by applying their skin to a life-sized mount. When done correctly, taxidermy can produce marvellously life-like specimens such as those found in the Museum.

During this day long masterclass, our expert tutor will show you how to prepare your own taxidermy bird to take home.

Only 5 places available. Suitable for visitors aged 16+.

Booking is essential. Tickets cost £200 per person and include a bird specimen, materials, and lunch.


About the tutor:

Derek Frampton is a professional taxidermist belonging to the UK Guild of Taxidermists. He has worked to produce taxidermy specimens of a huge variety of mammals and birds for numerous museums, as well as for film and television.


Accessibility information:

Wheelchair accessible?


Hearing loops?






Flashing lights?


Loud noises?


For more information, please visit our accessibility webpage, or contact Chris Jarvis (