Darwin Centre

Home to our scientists as well as our vast collection of bottled specimens, the Darwin Centre offers you the chance to take a peek into the world of cutting-edge natural science research.

Cocoon from below

In the Darwin Centre and its breathtaking Cocoon, Museum visitors and scientists can share the excitement of exploring, studying and preserving the natural world.
Admire the building's spectacular architecture

Marvel at incredible specimens, exciting displays and interactive activities, engage with scientists at work and much more in the new 8-storey landmark building
Find out about Visiting the Darwin Centre

The Zoology spirit building is also part of the original Darwin Centre building. Find out about booking the zoology Spirit Collection guided tour.