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Natural History Record Card

Museum record card for an elephant. Printed card with details of this one particular specimen, including where it was collected (with latitude and longitude), its measurements, Latin name and other notes.


One of the museum’s record cards, detailing specific information about that specimen. The level of detail included on these cards makes the museum’s research collection one of the best in the world, and puts Kent on the scientific map.

Powell-Cotton Museum

Powell-Cotton Museum,
Quex House and Gardens,
Quex Park,


This information, particularly knowledge of where specimens were collected, is very important for scientific research. The great level of detail on each of the Powell-Cotton Museum’s record cards makes the Museum’s research collection of animal specimens one of the best in the world for scientists wishing to study these animals today.

Curriculum Links:

  • KS2: Local History, Animals, Including Humans, Living Things and their Habitats, Classification
  • KS3: Living Organisms
  • KS4: Ecosystems

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