The Museum Archives collect and make accessible the institutional archives of the Natural History Museum.
We hold material tracing the history of the Museum from its foundation as part of the British Museum to the present day.
Find out more about the items we hold, from letters and expedition diaries to news cuttings and specimen accession registers.
Our extensive photograph collection traces the history and operation of the Museum since it opened in 1881.
Trace the evolution of the Natural History Museum, from Hans Sloane's collections at the British Museum to cutting-edge research taking place today.