Meet some of the generous benefactors and dedicated collectors who built the Museum's vast collections.
The Museum Archives contains correspondence from donors and collectors, including tales of their daring exploits to obtain material from all over the world.
Find out about the remarkable woman who supplied over 70,000 specimens to the collections of the Natural History Museum, after her expeditions to New Guinea.
Born into an international financial dynasty, Walter was destined to be famed as a zoologist and collector rather than a banker.
Learn about the life and work of revolutionary scientists, explorers and artists who have opened our eyes to the natural world.
Read about the early voyages of discovery and find out why the Museum's collections are so vital to our knowledge of the past, present and future.