Deputy Mayor of West Norfolk Geoff Hipperson and councillor Elizabeth Nockolds open the exhibition with Oliver Bone from the museum service. Pictures: Paul Tibbs

A new animal focused exhibition is now on display at Lynn Museum.

The Animal ABC display was officially launched last Friday at the Market Street museum where it will remain on show until next June.

The family friendly exhibition looks at a variety of the museum’s collections with a focus on the animal kingdom.

When the museum was founded in 1844, there was a great interest in the natural world and curators collected a wide range of objects from Norfolk and overseas.

Over the years, the museum has continued to collect and now has a diverse range of more than 55,000 objects.

The new exhibition showcases a range of objects from, or inspired by, nature. 

These include items from the museum’s archaeology, art, social history, textiles and natural history stored collections.

Highlights of the display include a 170 million year-old ammonite fossil, a watercolour by Sir Alfred Munnings and a cape made from ostrich feathers.

For more details about the display and other attractions  and events at the museum see