A collection of zoological specimens dating from the late 19th century to the present, The Tiegs Museum holds a working set of all types of animals, both vertebrate and invertebrate, used principally in teaching undergraduate classes.
Tiegs Museum Collection
Here you will find six objects from The Tiegs Museum chosen to highlight the quality and diversity of the collection.
History of the Museum
The Tiegs Museum of the University of Melbourne, established in 1887, is Australia’s oldest university museum of zoology. The collection, accumulated over 120 years, has specimens contributed by the first Professor of the department, Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer.
The Tiegs Museum is a resource for students, researchers and school groups. Here you will find our location and contacts for inquiries