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Halloween must-haves from the Natural History Museum

With Halloween just around the corner, the Discover Animals team has entered the spirit of things and chosen their favourite spooky selections from the Natural History Museum collection. From creepy gifts to frightful toys, we hope you enjoy our pick! 

Crow Skull Pendant

Emulate Victorian Gothic with this striking brass pendant, a macabre piece that adds drama to your look.

  • 100% cruelty-free fashion
  • 34cm chain
  • 3.5×1.5cm


Robotic Spider

This black Robo Alive robotic spider moves and feels just like a real arachnid. Featuring a lifelike, furry body and moving at a high speed, this is an ideal toy for young explorers (3+)

  • 1 button cell battery required (included)
  • Box dimensions: 20 x 10 x 10cm
£10 – shop here


Bats by Phil Richardson

Delve into the fascinating world of bats with this stunning book containing in-depth information on the complex life cycles of these amazing creatures.

  • 128 pages
  • paperback
  • 19.5×25.5cm
£12.99 – shop here


Dinosaur Fossil Skeleton in Tube

Construct a spiky Stegosaurus, vicious Velociraptor, T-Rex,  Triceratops or Pteranodon from these 3D puzzles (3+)

  • each tube contains a dinosaur handbook with facts on your new creation
  • assemble and reassemble, then challenge friends to beat your record time
£8 – shop here


Crystal Precision Wall Print

This image of a single bat emerging from a derelict house in Spain was shot by Mario Cea – Wildlife Photographer of the Year finalist 2016.

Frame options also available.

£20 – shop here
Black Dino Skeleton Socks

Keep your feet fashionable and your hands happy with these long socks, which double as puppets.  Kids sizes: 6.5 – 2.

  • 75% cotton, 10% polyester, 10% nylon and 5% spandex
  • machine washable
£3 – shop here


Real Beetle Paperweight

Ethically sourced real beetle specimens encased in acrylic. Perfect as an educational prop to take a closer look at a beetle’s anatomy. Choose from; antler horned beetle 4.3 x 2.8 x 1.5cm, stag beetle 7 x 4 x 2cm, & rhinoceros beetle 11 x 4.3 x 2.6cm

£5-15 – shop here



For more fantastic trick-or-treats and gift ideas, head to the Discover Animals online shop.

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