collections are an important resource, locally, nationally and,
in the case of the fossils, internationally. They are regularly
used by schools, universities and individual researchers.
The number of items total over 250,000 objects. The use if the
internet to improve access to this material for study and
research has been investigated in a number of ways.
The catalogue itself is digital, although not currently
accessible to the general public. However, some of the items
have been photographed and are available in Darwin
and a start has been made in adding information to Discovering
The Friends of Ludlow
Museum support the initiatives for widening access to the
collections and has been instrumental in securing a
substantial grant awarded in 2015 for the digitisation of the
geological collections. Click here
for further details. This will review our entire geological
holdings and ensure cataloguing and retrieval will be to
nationally agreed standards.