Decade Review 2001 - 2011

10 years in the life of the Natural History Museum

In this past decade the Museum has seen some of its greatest changes and challenges since it first opened in 1881.

We have welcomed more than 35 million visitors to the Museum in the past 10 years. This is a huge increase of 187% on the previous decade.

By merging world-class and relevant research with innovative and dynamic public engagement we have confirmed and strengthened our position as a voice of authority on the natural world.

Our iconic Darwin Centre has set benchmarks for excellence in collection care and engaging the public with science, while we have more than doubled the number of scientific papers we publish each year and broadened our digital social engagement.

Contents for the Decade Review 2001 - 2011 in PDF format. 

Front cover PDF (259.7 KB)

Vision, mission and contents PDF (258.7 KB)

A decade of improvement PDF (141.0 KB)

A view from the chair of the trustees PDF (194.8 KB)

The director's review PDF (171.1 KB)

2001 PDF (194.2 KB)

2002 PDF (228.8 KB)

2003 PDF (195.2 KB)

2004 PDF (194.7 KB)

2005 PDF (192.5 KB)

2006 PDF (195.0 KB)

2007 PDF (276.3 KB)

2008 PDF (177.1 KB)

2009 PDF (192.8 KB)

2010/2011 PDF (188.5 KB)

The future PDF (160.9 KB)

Museum supporters PDF (158.3 KB)

Financial summary PDF (139.8 KB)

Back cover PDF (159.3 KB)

Download the complete Decade Review 2001 - 2011 document PDF (1.2 MB)