Taxidermy classes for beginners

The Morbitorium provide a variety of one-day taxidermy courses to give the knowledge to start doing your own taxidermy projects at home. The classes are held at my home workshop in Crosskeys (about 20 miles from Cardiff, 10 miles from Newport) surrounded by my collection of taxidermy and other oddities.

No former taxidermy experience is required and all the materials you require are provided (so please don’t bring along any presents that your cat has given you)

You will learn the processes of skinning, cleaning, mounting and finishing a mouse, rat or rabbit and these skills are transferable to pretty much any other mammal you are likely to encounter.

  • Refreshments are provided and you will leave with your completed piece at the end of the day
  • Classes are kept small to ensure each person gets plenty of attention and assistance when required
  • All our animals are ethically sourced and nothing is killed for the class. See to find out more

To become a skilled taxidermist takes years of practice, but after this class you will have the knowledge to create your own mounts and the option to take your interest in the art of taxidermy that one stage further.

Once you have paid for the class we will be in touch to arrange a suitable day for you to attend. Classes are usually held on a weekend but we try to accommodate most requests if this is not convenient.

Taxidermy class gift voucher
Gift vouchers are available if you are considering giving a class as a present

Location: Crosskeys, Caerphilly, NP11
Duration: 5-6hrs approx

We use NO harsh or dangerous chemicals. Everyone will be provided with gloves and sanitary equipment. All animals are disease free. Although there will not be a lot of blood or gore, a strong constitution and maturity are necessary. All animals are ethically sourced – nothing was killed for this class. Animals used in this class are discards from the feeder/pet food industry or naturally deceased. Please do not bring any raw dead animals with you to the class.


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