Giant Squid


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Spanning 11-metres and four storeys, this next-level model of the longest recorded Giant Squid (Architeuthis dux) helped turn an old elevator shaft into a mesmerising microcosm of the deep sea. Along with the Museum’s own real-life specimen preserved in the Science Centre, it’s helped make the Giant Squid one of the Museum’s unofficial mascots – and a favourite for many visitors.

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