The Museum is home to the largest and most important natural history collection in the world, with over 70 million specimens ranging from microscopic slides to mammoth skeletons. It also offers an array of educational, electronic and exhibition resources.
Researchers are using the collections to study the diversity of the natural world, past and present.
Museum scientists are researching
The Broken Hill skull goes on display today in the Treasures Cadogan Gallery.
A DNA study on the giant squid used tissue samples from the Museum's Archie specimen.
Significance of Museum's 14,000-year-old engraved reindeer antler finally recognised.
A western long-beaked echidna specimen was collected in 1901.
Search the Museum's digital collections for botanical specimens.
Search the digital collections for entomological specimens held at the Museum.
Search the mineralogy database for specimens held in the Museum's mineralogy collections.
Search the palaeontology database for specimens held in the Museum's palaeontology collections.
Search the Museum's digital collections for zoological specimens.
Search online for books, maps, artworks, manuscripts, periodicals and photographs.
Browse or search for Archive materials, including photographs, correspondence and expedition diaries.
The priceless Blaschka glass models are on display in our Treasures gallery, alongside 21 other exceptional objects from the Museum's vast collections.