The Invertebrate Hall depicts certain aspects of the biology of invertebrates, such as movement and communication and also the biodiversity of invertebrates. It is used widely by school pupils and tertiary students from the University of the Free State, as part of teaching in the natural sciences.

Shell display

Shell Display
Shells | © DigiPix Creative

The National Museum houses an extensive display of shells from around the world, giving visitors the opportunity to visualize these amazing creatures in the heart of the Free State.

Is it poisonous?

Model of a Brown Button Spider Latrodectus geometricus. | © DigiPix Creative

This display shows medically important spiders and scorpions found in the Free State. Models illustrate the differences between poisonous and non-poisonous scorpions as well as Black and Brown Button Spiders – the species most likely to be encountered in the Free State.