Images of Nature
See how artists and scientists view the natural world in more than 100 images from the Museum's collection in the Images of Nature gallery.
Historic prints, watercolours and paintings spanning 350 years hang alongside modern images created by scientists, imaging specialists, photographers and micro-CT scanners.
The gallery includes a temporary exhibition of themed artworks.
The Art of British Natural History
Our current exhibition, celebrating the richness and beauty of nature in the British Isles, is on display until July 2018.
It features original illustrations from the Museum Library's artwork collection, some of which have never been on public view before.
Enjoy images that show the fascinating variety of wildlife in Britain and the many different ways in which it has been studied, documented and depicted over the past 300 years. A new selection will be on show every four months.
Star specimens and exhibits
- Zoological watercolours of William MacGillivray (on display until 2 November 2017)
- Barbara Nicholson's drawings of the major plant habitats of the British Isles
- Roelandt Savery's famous dodo painting, with a more scientifically accurate interpretation of the extinct bird by Julian Pender Hume
- interactive screens, where you can explore a variety of artworks
- a drawing wall, where you can contribute your own picture
The art of Franz and Ferdinand Bauer. £13
Images from the First Fleet voyage. £12.99
Works from the 17th century onwards. £12.99
Animals and plants from China. £12.99
Art inspired by India’s rich wildlife. £12.99
Art history of Britain’s flora and fauna. £12.99