Bug World

How long can a cockroach live without food? What’s the world’s deadliest insect? Is it possible for a spider to fish? How many legs does a millipede have? Discover all this and more by entering our latest exhibit ‘Bug World’ the Kingdom of Insects, Arachnids and other Invertebrates.

See an extensive array of Arachnids including the UK’s very own False Widow Spider, the toxic Horned Baboon Spider and the Curly Haired Tarantula. We also have a variety of Stick Insects, Beetles, Cockroaches, Crickets, Millipedes, Snails, Scorpions and Bugs. Take time to spot them though as they are easily camouflaged in their naturally furnished tanks.

A vast amount of insects live for a very short time as fully grown adults so we have also exhibited some preserved real insect specimens from around the world that have been mounted for display purposes for you to take a look at. All from sustainable sources of course!