With the publication of our first book in 1881, the Museum’s publishing legacy is nearly as old as the magnificent Waterhouse building that houses its collections. Today, under the Museum’s own imprint, we publish books that reflect the Museum's collections, scientific work and exhibitions.
We aim to make widely available the great wealth of information held at the Museum and strive to achieve the Museum’s overall mission: to promote the discovery, understanding, enjoyment and responsible use of the natural world.
Written by expert authors and sold throughout the world, our high quality books are designed to appeal to a broad audience, from bird-watchers and botanists to fossil hunters and fungi enthusiasts – indeed all those with an interest in the natural world and passion for the planet.
We also produce a wide range of books and journals in association with our numerous publishing partners.