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Open seven days a week, 10.00-18.00. Entry to the Museum is free.

Veterinary History

Please note: This gallery is now closed

Veterinary History is a small gallery about the medical treatment of animals in the past.

Vets today are highly-trained professionals, with access to equipment and pharmaceuticals. But it has not always been so – veterinary medicine lagged far behind human medicine until well into the 20th century.

Placed at the centre of the gallery is an extraordinarily detailed half scale anatomical model of a horse, by the famed 19th century French model maker Louis Auzoux. Around this are display cases which explore veterinary themes, including instruments for animal birth and slaughter.

Visit the Veterinary History gallery for an unsentimental look at the history of veterinary medicine.

Veterinary History

Learn about the medical treatment of animals in the past