Sperm Whale

Sperm Whale

Suspended above the College Street entrance for 100 years, the Museum’s largest specimen is hard to miss. 

What is this?

The history of the Museum's whale skeleton.

Sperm whales in culture

Sperm whales are a significant part of many Pacific Cultures. See some stories here.

Collecting whales

Dr Sandy discusses how the Museum collects and prepares specimens.