National impact

Our impact reaches far beyond the Museum’s sites in South Kensington and Tring.

Working with our partners, we inspire learning and participation in science. As part of national networks we work to build the capacity of museums and train science graduates and postgraduates across the UK.

Find out more about our national activities below.

Contact us

National Programme team
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD

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Citizen science

Answering the big science questions of our time requires collaboration.

By actively involving UK citizens in our research, we provide opportunities for people to contribute to science.

Dippy on Tour

Our iconic Diplodocus will soon be going on a UK tour.

Dippy will be accompanied by a programme of events designed to inspire the next generation of scientists.


Real World Science

Real World Science is a learning initiative run by eight UK partner museums.

This highly successful programme uses natural history collections to engage young people and teachers with science.

Collections Consortium

The Museum is a major partner in this group of UK museums and organisations that manage natural science collections. Its members share their experiences and work together to develop initiatives for better collections use and access.

Our strategy

Read the Museum's strategy to 2020.