Alfred Denny Museum, Home to ‘Tiny Flying Dinosaur Skeletons,’ Opens Its Doors

(Courtesy Festival of the Mind)

The Alfred Denny Museum at Sheffield University, a private museum that has been closed to the public for 40 years, is finally letting the masses see its collection.

The collection, by the way, sounds really awesome.

It includes, according to the Telegraph, “strange items from the world of natural history such as the skull of an extinct man-sized eagle, half a dolphin, tiny flying dinosaur skeletons and sun spiders complete with ferocious, poisonous jaws.” Sign us up!

The museum, which opened in 1905 and has only been seen by a handful of people, is being opened up as part of the Festival of the Mind, which begins in Sheffield today.