On 16 May, the Natural History Museum was voted the Best of the Best at the Museums and Heritage Awards for Excellence 2013 ceremony. We also won 3 other accolades for our exhibitions.
Museum director Dr Michael Dixon was presented the award by comedienne and broadcaster Sue Perkins, above.
In April, we welcomed HRH The Duchess of Cambridge as our Patron.
We also welcomed Justin Morris as the Museum's Director of Public Engagement, responsible for all aspects of our public programmes. Justin joined us on 15 April 2013, coming from the British Museum where he was Director of Operations and Projects.
Our vision is to advance our knowledge of the natural world, inspiring better care of our planet.
Our mission is to maintain and develop our collections, and use them to promote the discovery, understanding, responsible use and enjoyment of the natural world.
CT scans reveal details of the ancient flying reptile's braincase.
Significance of Museum's 14,000-year-old engraved reindeer antler finally recognised.
Go beyond dodos and dinosaurs to find extinction's survivors.
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The world premiere of Genesis unveils extraordinary black and white images of landscapes, wildlife and remote communities.
11 Apr 2013 - 08 Sep 2013
This exhibition takes you beyond dodos and dinosaurs to explore the crucial role extinction plays in the evolution of life.
08 Feb 2013 - 08 Sep 2013
Discover a host of tadpoles from across the world with real specimens from the collection.
18 May 2013, 14:30