About us

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.

Museum news

Stephen Green
Lord Green appointed Chair of the Natural History Museum - 02/04/2014

Former Minister of State for Trade and Investment joins the Museum's Board of Trustees for a four year appointment.

Connect with @NHM_London for #MuseumWeek on Twitter - 19/03/2014

Join the conversation between curators, scientists, staff and visitors during the inaugural #MuseumWeek 24-30 March.

A busy Central Hall
Museum jumps a place in league table - 05/03/2014

Natural History Museum moves up from fourth to third place in table of visitors to free UK attractions.

Comments welcome: Museum redesign proposals on display - 27/02/2014

Shortlisted plans from the Museum grounds redesign competition are on show until 11 March.

Rothschild Room
Natural History Museum at Tring wins £76,000 grant - 31/01/2014

Wolfson Foundation funding will allow the Museum to create a permanent display in the Rothschild Room.

Contact and enquiries

Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road

Contact us by email

  • General enquiries and staff contact enquiries

    +44 (0)20 7942 5000
    (8.00-17.50 Mon-Fri; 9.00-17.50 Sat-Sun)

  • Identification enquiries

    See Identification and general science enquiries 

  • Main information desk

    +44 (0)20 7942 5011
    (10.00-17.45 Mon-Sun)

  • Customer services

    +44 (0)20 7942 5511 or email us
    (10.00-18.00 Mon-Fri)

  • Ticket enquiries
    Email us

    (Mail checked 10.00-17.00 Mon-Sun)

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What's on

  • Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
    Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

    Relive the dramatic story of prehistoric Britain, its people and changing landscapes in this major exhibition.
    13 Feb 2014 - 28 Sep 2014

  • Lates with MasterCard
    Lates with MasterCard

    Come and enjoy our exhibitions and world-famous galleries in the evening, meet friends and have a bite to eat.
    25 Apr 2014, 18:00

  • Killer Bugs
    Killer Bugs

    Join us to discover predator bugs, from the exotic assassin bug to the common pond skater, and find out how they strike.
    21 Apr 2014, 12:30