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Nellie the Elephant.

This much loved baby African elephant has been with the museum for many years and evokes plenty of interesting memories from visitors past and present.

Including those who used to sit on her!

Nellie spent some of her time sat outside the museum on nice days where visitors were allowed to sit on her.

Needless to say this led to deterioration in her condition and funds were raised to have her conserved in the late 1960’s. She is now safely part of our permanent exhibition in the Natural History gallery for visitors to enjoy.

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