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Contact The Guild of Taxidermists

Before contacting The Guild, please read the following FAQs as they may answer your query.

  1. I want to become a full time taxidermist.­ Can you offer any advice?
    • Please see our page on Learning Taxidermy which lists qualified members who provide training.  
    • If you have been on a course and know the basics, joining the Guild would be a great help as you will see some great work and be able to attend some advanced lectures.
  2. Can the Guild teach me?
    • Everyone is welcome to join whether a long standing professional or novice seeking to explore the science, craft or art of taxidermy as a hobby. The Guild was formed initially to raise and maintain the standards of scientific taxidermy in the UK and recommend anyone interested in pursuing this work to take advantage of resources available on the internet and through books to gain a reasonable insight into the practises and materials involved as an addition to learning from skilled taxidermists available around the world.  We will help members to improve the quality of their existing work . To try your hand at taxidermy and gain a good foundation for learning, we recommend you attend a course which is run by a taxidermist that has attained the necessary qualifications within the Guild. Please see our page Learning Taxidermy for a list of qualified members who provide training courses.
  3. I need taxidermy materials, where can I get these?
    • There are a few suppliers in the UK and an internet search for "taxidermy supplies UK" will find them.
    • JHT Supplies sell a good range of supplies - www.jhtsupplies.co.uk.
  4. What price should I pay for taxidermy?
    • The price to buy or commission taxidermy can be wide ranging. It's usually the case (as with most things) that cheaper work is of inferior quality and may not last.  Good taxidermists are considered artists by many and you should bear in mind that you will get something different from each one. Have a close look at a taxidermist's work and buy the best quality you can afford from the taxidermist whose work you like best.  Please see our page on Choosing a Taxidermist which will help.
  5. Can you recommend a taxidermist?  Who is my local taxidermist?
    • Commissioning a piece of taxidermy is similar to commissioning an oil painting - would you choose the person at the end of your street or would you look for an artist whose work you like and price you can afford? Please see our page on Choosing a Taxidermist which will help.
  6. Where can I sell some taxidermy?


General Queries

Please use the button below for general queries where your question has not been answered by the FAQs.

Please note you will be required to subscribe to the general forum before submitting your question which will be answered by the relevant member of the committee.

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 Non-Members or Membership Queries

Please only use the button below if you are a non-member or have a membership / payment query. Please address all other questions to General Forum using the the General Queries button above.

Non-Members or Membership Queries

Please read the following FAQs:

  1. I want to become a full time taxidermist.­ Can you offer any advice?
    • Please see our page on Learning Taxidermy which lists qualified members who provide training.  
    • If you have been on a course and know the basics, joining the Guild would be a great help as you will see some great work and be able to attend some advanced lectures.
  2. Can the Guild teach me?
      • Every one is welcome to join whether a long standing professional or novice seeking to explore the science, craft or art of taxidermy as a hobby. The Guild was formed initially to raise and maintain the standards of scientific taxidermy in the UK and recommend anyone interested in pursuing this work to take advantage of resources available on the internet and through books to gain a reasonable insight into the practises and materials involved as an addition to learning from skilled taxidermists available around the world.  We will help members to improve the quality of their existing work . To try your hand at taxidermy and gain a good foundation for learning, we recommend you attend a course which is run by a taxidermist that has attained the necessary qualifications within the Guild. Please see our page Learning Taxidermy for a list of qualified members who provide training courses.
  3. I need taxidermy materials, where can I get these?
    • There are a few suppliers in the UK and an internet search for "taxidermy supplies UK" will find them.
    • JHT Supplies sell a good range of supplies - www.jhtsupplies.co.uk.
  4. What price should I pay for taxidermy?
    • The price to buy or commission taxidermy can be wide ranging. It's usually the case (as with most things) that cheaper work is of inferior quality and may not last.  Good taxidermists are considered artists by many and you should bear in mind that you will get something different from each one. Have a close look at a taxidermist's work and buy the best quality you can afford from the taxidermist whose work you like best.  Please see our page on Choosing a Taxidermist which will help.
  5. Can you recommend a taxidermist?  Who is my local taxidermist?
    • Commissioning a piece of taxidermy is similar to commissioning an oil painting - would you choose the person at the end of your street or would you look for an artist whose work you like and price you can afford? Please see our page on Choosing a Taxidermist which will help.
  6. Where can I sell some taxidermy?

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