Visit Us

Since 2009, the Darwin centre has allowed the public a unique view of the laboratories, via the cocoon.

Visitors to the museum who take an explore tour of the cocoon can see our researchers at work, as the molecular laboratories are overlooked by the NHM’s galleries. Anyone wanting to see more of the labs can take a guided tour as part of science uncovered, every September.

Our scientists offer visitor experiences through the museum’s award winning Crime scene live out of hours events and various members’ events (for both adults and children) such as our DNA workshop for 8-12 year olds. The worksheet for this can be found on our teaching resources page. 

Researchers and lab staff give regular talks in the Attenborough studio as part of the museum’s nature live program.

Online visitors can learn about our work via video shorts on Nature Online, or watch our nature live talks via webcast.

We sometimes have volunteering opportunities within the labs. Find out more about volunteering at the museum.  

We also run training courses- please see our teaching and training pages for more information

Scientific visitors

Are you a researcher with a molecular project you think would benefit from being carried out in the Museum's molecular laboratories? For more information please contact Stephen Russell  Senior Laboratory Manager.