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.
Dr Michael Dixon, Director of the Natural History Museum, has been conferred the honour of Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List announced today.
Museum's main hall to be renamed Hintze Hall after an unprecedented £5m donation.
The jury of the Museum grounds redesign competition has today announced the winning team of architects.
Former Minister of State for Trade and Investment joins the Museum's Board of Trustees for a four year appointment.
Join the conversation between curators, scientists, staff and visitors during the inaugural #MuseumWeek 24-30 March.
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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.
Relive the dramatic story of prehistoric Britain, its people and changing landscapes in this major exhibition.
13 Feb 2014 - 28 Sep 2014
From crawling caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Museum comes alive this summer.
03 Apr 2014 - 14 Sep 2014
Find out how fossils can be turned into 3-D images using the latest technology.
21 Jul 2014, 14:30