Molluscs are the most familiar as well as the largest and most diverse group of marine invertebrates.
Ipswich Museum’s mollusc collections contain at least 10,000 specimens most of which are the familiar bivalve sea shells and snail shells.
The museum also holds a collection of 2000 specimens of exotic tropical sea shells presented by Bawtree Harvey in 1885.
Other collections include those of Arthur Mayfield, W. M. Crowfoot, E. Skepper, C. G. Doughty and Claude Morley.
The collection is held in the Natural History stores at the High Street Museum Ipswich and is available to researchers by appointment. Please contact Ann Ainsworth - Assistant Curator of Natural History for more information.