About The Leedsichthys Project

The Leedsichthys project focuses on the Jurassic Leedsichthys fish in the Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery (PMAG) geology collection. The 150 million year old fish was originally excavated in 2002 and is the most complete fish of this species ever found, and is the largest species of fish ever known growing up to 16m in length.

The project funded by the MA Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, enabled the fish to be catalogued by the expert in this field in addition to completing the preparation of the 2,000 plus bones found in the field.  This website and project will act as a gateway to the internationally important Jurassic marine reptile and fish collection in PMAG.