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Department of Zoology


How the giant whale drew thousands

When a giant whale was washed up on a beach in Sussex, 40,000 people travelled by train to take a look.

Exactly 150 years on, plans are well under way for it to become the centrepiece of a new museum building.

The 70ft (21m) finback whale was discovered at Pevensey Bay on 13 November 1865.  (more via the link above to the BBC news website)