The Natural History Museum Trading Company carries out the commercial activities of the Museum: touring exhibitions, brand management and licensing, Image Resources, Functions and Banqueting, catering, retailing, Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition, animatronic model sales and consultancy in science, exhibition development, and health and safety.
The Trading Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Museum. There are no loans from or to the Museum but there is an inter-company current account where transactions between the two organisations are booked and which is regularly settled.
The Board comprises three Trustees and three members of Museum senior staff: the Museum Director, the Senior Executive; the Director of Public Engagement, responsible for the management of the Company’s commercial activities, reporting to the Museum Director; and the Director of Finance, responsible for the finance and administration of the Company, also reporting to the Museum Director.
Minutes of formal meetings of the Board of the Company deal primarily with legal and financial administration of the Company.
Download the Board Minutes
Minutes of the Board meeting 26/3/2012 PDF (23.2 KB)
Minutes of the Board meeting 23/6/2011 PDF (25.0 KB)
Minutes of the Board meeting 23/3/2011 PDF (22.9 KB)
Minutes of the Board meeting 1/7/2010 PDF (25.2 KB)
Minutes of the Board meeting 30/3/2010 PDF (23.1 KB)
Minutes of the Board meeting 2/7/2009 PDF (25.9 KB)
Minutes of the Board meeting 26/3/2009 PDF (23.7 KB)
Minutes of the Board meeting 1/7/2008 PDF (32.5 KB)
Minutes of the Board meeting 18/3/2008 PDF (30.2 KB)
Minutes of the Board meeting 6/12/2007 PDF (30.9 KB)
Minutes of the Board meeting 2/7/2007 PDF (33.5 KB)
The activities of the Company are directed as part of the Museum’s management structure and are regularly discussed at meetings of Museum’s Directors Group as well as reviewed at meetings of the Trustees and its Audit Committee.
Download the Annual Report and Accounts
Annual Report and Accounts 2010-2011 PDF (46.6 KB)
Annual Report and Accounts 2009-2010 PDF (367.4 KB)
Annual Report and Accounts 2008-2009 PDF (304.7 KB)
Annual Report and Accounts 2007-2008 PDF (130.5 KB)
Annual Report and Accounts 2006-2007 PDF (279.3 KB)
Annual Report and Accounts 2005-2006 PDF (256.2 KB)
For further information on the Trading Company contact the Director of Finance at the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD or email us.