Browse our gallery highlights below to find out the creatures you don't want to miss on your visit. Wherever you look there are many more specimens to catch your eye and stimulate your curiosity.
Until 25 July 2014 there may be some noise and disruption in the galleries while we install free Wi-Fi. We're sorry for any inconvenience.
This gallery displays a huge variety of birds, large carnivores and primates including a set of all UK breeding birds.
Temporary exhibitions at the Museum change three times a year and can be found in this gallery.
Crocodiles, crustaceans, fish, insects, large mammals and marine invertebrates are on display here.
This gallery houses the odd-hoofed mammals. Rhinoceroses, tapirs, wild asses, zebras and all known species of zebra on display.
Antelope, cattle, deer, goats, hippopotamuses, marine mammals, pigs and sheep are displayed here. Some of these animals are now endangered species.
Explore the amphibians, bats, British mammals, domestic dogs, flightless birds, reptiles, and small mammals.
This hands-on interactive experience is designed for children but popular with all ages.
The gallery is currently closed for redevelopment and will reopen in spring 2015.