Museum accounts

The Annual Report and Accounts describe how the Museum's resources are spent and provide an overview of its activities. The accounts are audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General and laid before Parliament each year.

The Annual Report and Accounts, including the audit report from previous years, are available online below. Alternatively, a printed version can be purchased from The Stationery Office.

Download the Annual Report and Accounts 2012-2013

Download the Sustainability Report 2012-2013

Download the Annual Report and Accounts 2011-2012

Download the Sustainability Report 2011-2012

Download the Annual Report and Accounts 2010-2011

Download the Annual Report and Accounts 2009-2010

Download the Annual Report and Accounts 2008-2009

Download the Museum’s internal financial regulations PDF (101.3 KB)

Please note that the regulations are currently in the process of being updated.

Spending over £500

Information on payments over £500 made by the Natural History Museum can be found on the Government's public data website.

Grants and donations

A summary of grants and donations can be found in the Museum’s Annual Accounts and Annual Reviews.

Asset register

Information on the Museum’s built estate assets, valued every five years, is included in the Museum’s Annual Accounts.

Trusts

The Museum administers three trust funds – the Special Funds Trust, the Benevolent Fund and the Cockayne Trust.

Download the Special Funds Trust accounts for 

2012-2013 PDF (163.1 KB)

2011-2012 PDF (33.6 KB)

 2009-2010 PDF (33.1 KB)

 2008-2009 PDF (31.7 KB)

2007-2008 PDF (217.6 KB)

Download the Benevolent Fund accounts for  

2012-2013 PDF (130.0 KB)

2011-2012 PDF (24.5 KB)

 2009-2010 PDF (25.7 KB)

 2008-2009 PDF (25.6 KB)

2007-2008 PDF (167.5 KB)

Download the Cockayne Trust accounts for

2012-2013 PDF (148.0 KB)

2011-2012 PDF (29.8 KB)

 2009-2010 PDF (31.5 KB)

 2008-2009 PDF (29.8 KB)

2007-2008 PDF (201.3 KB)

For any other financial information please contact the Director of Finance at the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD or email us.