The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 give any person the right to request information held by public authorities, including the Natural History Museum.
Under section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act, the Natural History Museum and the Natural History Museum Trading Company are required to have publication schemes which list all the information that is proactively made available, along with guidance on how and when it will be published, and any charges.
The Museum and the Trading Company have adopted the model publication scheme provided by the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Guides to the information that we make available about the Museum and the Natural History Museum Trading Company have been compiled in accordance with the publication scheme.
If you have any questions about Freedom of Information at the Natural History Museum, please contact:
Library and Information Services
Natural History Museum
London SW7 5BD
Find out how to request information from the Museum and what the appeals procedure is.
Find out what information the Museum routinely makes available to the public, and where it is located on the website.
What you need to know about the Museum's Trading Company and where to find it.
The Information Charter sets out the Museum's standards required for data protection when we request or hold personal information about you, and how you can address any concerns.