The Museum has hundreds of full-time staff, working hard to keep things running smoothly and doing important scientific research behind the scenes. Find out how our young scientists became interested in the natural world and what their work involves.
James Maclaine helps to look after the fish collections at the Museum, with half a million fishes in it.
Lorna Steel works with the Museum’s 9 million fossils, one of the largest collections in the world.
Zoe Adams studies the Museum’s 28 million amazing insects and other terrestrial arthropods.
Mike Rumsey chips away at the quarter of a million rocks, gems and other minerals at the Museum.
Miranda Lowe investigates creatures from the enormous blue whale to the tiniest microbe.
Mark Spencer researches the Museum’s collection of preserved plant specimens, some hundreds of years old.