Ring Necked Pheasant Adrian Johnstone Taxidermist

Adrian Johnstone Taxidermist is a leading supplier of taxidermy to museums, schools, artists, entertainment industry and private collectors since 1981. We are fully registered with the Animal Health And Plant Agency  (formerly DEFRA).

A member of the Guild Of Taxidermists.

We supply clients worldwide with taxidermy.  We sell taxidermy and undertake commissions. We offer a mail order service.

A leading UK taxidermist since 1981

Adrian has been working in the field ever since.  A naturalist by nature, Adrian’s lifelong passion as a birdwatcher and naturalist led to his fascination and flair with taxidermy.

Traditional Methods

Adrian uses traditional methods of taxidermy.  He uses woodwool for creating mannequins, glass eyes for realism and has a flair for creating natural mounts for every item of taxidermy.

Freeze Dry

Adrian is one of the few commercial taxidermists in the UK to use freeze drying techniques on smaller specimens. This process has excellent results.  A little more aftercare is required by spraying your taxidermy with an anti-moth spray, or using moth balls where your item is kept.


British Small Birds

Small Mammals


Birds of Prey & Owls

Game Birds & Waders

Anthropomorphic Taxidermy

What my clients say

Hi Adrian,

What an absolutely incredible job it looks like you have done with both pieces! I am so thrilled and cannot wait until I get to see them in real life!


I purchased a beautifully finished, naturalistic crow from this store and I could not have been more pleased with either the service or the product. An excellent expeerience all round and a very happy customer.


Adrian is very friendly, responsive and professional. His work is among the most unique craftmanship I have seen so far. I can advise this taxidermist!


Adrian is a very nice and friendly man who is passionate about his profession. We found Adrian on Facebook and rang him he advised us on the best way to keep the bird until we could drive up to him we needed it finnished for first week in June it was going to be tight time wise but he did it with two weeks to go. Brilliant job done we are so pleased with it thanks so much adrian