Earlier this week I returned from a brief trip across the (European) continent. I spent one of the days in Malmö, Sweden and was surprised to find so little about the collections on here. Malmö is Sweden’s third city. Among many other things, it’s known for being the birthplace of IKEA and for being only half an hour by train from Copenhagen. There are two main animal collections in the city, both being fairly small. Malmö’s aquarium sits inside the Castle’s museum complex and has recently been renovated, and a reptile centre in one of the city’s popular parks houses a number of rare species. I didn’t visit SEA-U Research and education centre which also displays some live fish but I can’t find much information about this. It seems that only a couple of teaching aquaria are set up and I’m unsure whether they are permanent homes for any fish. Another institution, Malmö’s Marine Education Centre, is due to open next year. I imagine they will also exhibit some forms of marine life.