Fodor's Expert Review Bell Pettigrew Museum of Natural History

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Founded by Elsie Bell Pettigrew in memory of her husband, James, a former professor of medicine, this fascinating collection of zoological specimens takes you from sea to jungle, mountain to sky. The antiquated manner of their presentation reminds you of their significance in an age when most of these creatures were still unknown to most people. In the handsome 16th-century St. Mary's Quadrangle, home to the St. Andrews University's divinity and psychology departments, it is dominated by a holm oak and also contains a thorn tree supposedly planted by Mary, Queen of Scots.

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Queens Gardens
St. Andrews, Fife  KY16 9TS, Scotland

01334-463608

www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/visit-us/bell-pettigrew

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