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

grounds redesign competition winner
Winner of grounds redesign competition revealed - 22/04/2014

The jury of the Museum grounds redesign competition has today announced the winning team of architects.

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.

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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