Museum Archives

The Museum Archives look after the official records of the Natural History Museum, a unique resource documenting our collections, collectors, staff and iconic buildings.

Visit the Museum Archives pages to find out more about the history of the Museum, from wartime damage and departmental restructures to the people building and studying our vast collections. 

Museum Archives

Search the Museum Archives catalogue for letters, photographs, expedition diaries, news cuttings, specimen accession registers and more.

Museum Archives catalogue