The new Darwin Centre opened to the public on 15 September 2009. Find out about media resources relating to this state-of-the-art building.
Go to the Darwin Centre website
The 8-storey, landmark Darwin Centre and cocoon structure is the most significant development at the Natural History Museum since it moved to South Kensington in 1881.
This dramatic new public space and state-of-the-art scientific and collections facility opens its doors to reveal a whole new Museum experience for visitors.
Find out more about the opening of the Darwin Centre, images of the new building and fascinating facts about this dramatic new public space. Follow the links below.
Entrance Hall PDF (195.9 KB)
Cocoon PDF (213.5 KB)
Nature Plus PDF (205.4 KB)
Attenborough Studio PDF (204.8 KB)
Science PDF (215.9 KB)
Angela Marmont Centre PDF (192.6 KB)
Architecture PDF (205.3 KB)
Sponsors & Donors PDF (593.8 KB)
Read what the media thought of the Darwin Centre in September 2008 as we began the countdown to opening.
If you would like to be kept updated about the Darwin Centre or the scientific research that happens at the Natural History Museum, please contact the Museum Press Office. Telephone: +44 (0)20 7942 5654 or email us.