The display is in an old lift shaft and extends over four floors, complete with life-size models of other creatures that inhabit the murky depths. Interactive information screens and specimens from the collections add a wealth of background detail about the mysterious world of this elusive creature.
The model was hand-made at the Museum and took 12 months to complete.
A real specimen of Architeuthis dux can be seen in the Science Centre, preserved in alcohol. It forms part of the Museum’s marine invertebrates collection.