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.
Natural History Museum moves up from fourth to third place in table of visitors to free UK attractions.
Shortlisted plans from the Museum grounds redesign competition are on show until 11 March.
Wolfson Foundation funding will allow the Museum to create a permanent display in the Rothschild Room.
Dr Mark Spencer gives evidence to Parliamentary committee on environmental impact of invasive non-native species.
The weird to the wonderful. Read the 10 most popular science and nature stories of the year.
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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
How can we read a volcano's behaviour and use the evidence of the rocks to predict future eruptions?
11 Mar 2014, 14:30