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Ashworth Laboratories, Natural History Museum (Aubrey Manning Gallery)

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Designed by John F Matthew in 1927, housing a large lecture theatre and laboratories as well as a suite of rooms designed to house the collection and its curator. The large laboratory windows span from ceiling to bench level and face N and NE to gain an even light ideal for microscopy and other work. A decorative front entrance and a series of oval plaques in high relief, sculpted by Phyllis Bone, depict animals from each of the principal zoogeographical regions.

Key Information

Architect: John F Matthew

Building Date: 1927

Where to find us

  • University of Edinburgh: King's Buildings
  • West Mains Road
  • Edinburgh
  • EH9 3JF