Zoologists begin dismantling a giant whale skeleton piece by piece

September 24, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Zoologists have begun the painstaking task of dismantling a giant whale skeleton piece by piece.

The 70ft frame of the finback whale, which dates from 1865, has been suspended above the entrance of the Museum of Zoology in Cambridge for 26 years.

It is now being taken into storage to make way for a three-year £3.67m refurbishment project.

The iconic whale skeleton outside the Museum of Zoology, Cambridge starts to be dismantled as part of the development project which sees the museum closed for three years

The iconic whale skeleton outside the Museum of Zoology, Cambridge starts to be dismantled as part of the development project which sees the museum closed for three years

Picture as the whale used to be inside the old museum

Picture as the whale used to be inside the old museum

The finback whale washed up at Pevensey Bay in Sussex in 1865 and Cambridge University purchased it in 1866.

It is expected to be reassembled outside the museum in June 2016.

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