The Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity occupies the whole ground floor of the dramatic 8-storey Darwin Centre building.
The centre is for anyone who is fascinated by UK natural history. We hope it will nurture, inspire and support naturalists of all ages and levels of interest.
A key role of the centre is to support the wide network of groups, schemes, societies and other partners that work in the field of natural history across the UK. Workshop space, study equipment and other resources are available to help these organisations with their valuable work.
Find out how to visit the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity and what facilities you can find there.
Find out about the different types of collections held in the Centre for UK Biodiversity, and the ways they can be used.
Explore the British biodiversity collections in the Museum's Library - the largest natural history library in the world.
The Centre for UK Biodiversity is open to visitors every weekday, Monday to Friday. It is also open on the first Saturday and Sunday of the month, except on bank holiday weekends when it is open the following weekend instead. Book your visit here.
Scientists at the Museum's Centre for UK Biodiversity and the Biological Records Centre have produced a practical guide to setting up citizen science projects to study biodiversity and the environment.
Guide to citizen science PDF (1.9 MB)
The Natural History Museum supports the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity: