Ipswich Museum and Gallery’s mollusc collections contain at least 10,000 specimens most of which are the familiar bivalve sea shells and snail shells.
The museum also holds a collection of 2000 specimens of exotic tropical sea shells presented by Bawtree Harvey in 1885.
Other collections include those of Arthur Mayfield, W. M. Crowfoot, E. Skepper, C. G. Doughty and Claude Morley
The collection is held in the Natural History stores at the High Street Museum Ipswich and is available to researchers by appointment.
Natural History Collections