Historical botanical collections
The Historical Collections Room houses some of the Museum's most precious items, including many botanical specimens collected over 300 years ago.
The Museum's algae, fungi and plant collections span several centuries, covering a period of unprecedented exploration and investigation into natural history.
Some of the most precious items are housed in the Historical Collections Room - a high security, climate-controlled special collections area.
Looking for a specific specimen?
The historical collections are available in the Data Portal