Winner of Best of the Best in the Museums and Heritage Awards 2013, the Natural History Museum is a world-class visitor attraction and a leading science research centre.
Through our collections and scientific expertise, we are helping to conserve the extraordinary richness and diversity of the natural world with groundbreaking projects in more than 68 countries.
The butterfly collection kicks off the huge task of transferring our specimen records online.
Sir David Attenborough to resurrect prehistoric creatures in a 90-minute 3D TV film about the Museum and its specimens.
Five teams from all the entrants have now been picked to move the project into its next phase.
Luminary of the natural world marks year-long commemoration of great Victorian explorer Alfred Russel Wallace.
Recent reports in the press about spider bites have made people worry about 'false widows'. We clear up some concerns with our identification experts.
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The Museum is a popular place to volunteer, especially if you're interested in natural history. We have over 400 active volunteers in many diverse roles, including a small number of internships.
Extraordinary images of our planet from photographers around the world.
18 Oct 2013 - 23 Mar 2014
Meet some of the wildlife that might be paying a visit your house this festive season.
10 Dec 2013, 14:30
Join us to find out about caves, why they form, the secrets they hold and what it's like to explore them.
05 Dec 2013, 14:30