The Natural History Museum's collection of algae is one of the largest in the world, with over a quarter of a million specimens from around the globe. These account for about 5% of the Botany Department's holdings.
The algal herbaria hold:
Diatoms are curated separately. See diatom collections for more information.
Details of the numbers of red, brown, green and other algal specimens - including type specimens - held by the Museum.
Discover how specimens are curated in the Botany Department's algal herbaria.
Find out about visiting the algae collections and who to contact.