Thanks for your comment and sorry to be a little while in replying because of Easter holidays. Perhaps it may be useful to explain the reasons museums keep animal specimens – more for research purposes than to show them. This blog is a good resource.
Museums undertake important and ongoing research to learn more about our fauna, with a view to helping inform its conservation into the future. Specimens come to us in various ways, including as road-kill brought in by interested members of the public.
At SmartBar, we're giving people a chance to learn about some of that work and meet our staff in an informal setting.