Treasures in the Cadogan Gallery showcases 22 special exhibits chosen from 70 million specimens and artefacts in our collections and span 4.5 billion years of nature.
Treasures is located in the Cadogan Gallery in the Green Zone's Central Hall (formerly the Central Hall) on the upper mezzanine floor, formerly Tree gallery.
There is an audio-descriptive guide for blind and visually impaired visitors, highlighting the objects on display.
Download the audio guide
Walk through this inspiring and beautiful new gallery and discover our treasures.
Guy the gorilla
Tactile specimen-object and digital display
From a rare first edition of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species to the dinosaur teeth that led to the discovery that giant reptiles once walked on Earth, these 22 objects are the movers and shakers of natural history itself. They are displayed in atmospheric lighting on black granite plinths, accompanied by interactive descriptive displays.
Ornate stained glass windows adorn the Treasures Cadogan Gallery walls, and embedded in the ceiling is the oak TREE installation created by contemporary artist Tania Kovats to celebrate Charles Darwin’s bicentenary.
The gallery also features interactive digital displays, braille labels and tactile specimen-objects. You can download our complete audio-descriptive guide or access each exhibit's guide in the gallery.
Take home the Museum's most precious specimens and exhibits in the Treasures book, packed with intriguing stories and sumptuous images.