About us

The Natural History Museum is a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre.

We use our unique collections and unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today.

We care for more than 80 million objects spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually.

Our vision and strategy

We are creating advocates for the planet.


We employ 900 staff in a variety of roles, all united by our vision of a future where people and planet thrive. We need everyone to have the passion and drive to help us with our mission to create advocates for our planet and inspire millions to care about the natural world.

The Urban Nature Project

We are championing urban nature in the UK.

Global engagement

Find out how we are working around the world to drive change for a positive future.

Sustainable by nature

We're becoming a greener Museum to help create a greener planet.

Our Patron

Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales is a Patron of the Museum. 

Audience research

We are continually improving the visitor experience.

Beta testing

We are continually working to improve your experience of using our website. Your feedback helps us make them better.


Find out about our management, reports, policies, procedures and freedom of information requests.

Annual reviews

Discover the range and relevance of our activities.

National impact

Discover how we work with partners to inspire participation in science.

Terms and conditions

Find out more about the terms and conditions for our website and ticketing.

Diversity and inclusion

Diversity is one of our critical values. Find how we are making the Museum an inclusive and welcoming space.


Financial information about the Museum.

Contact us

Find out how to get in touch.

Science centre

Our new collections, science and digitisation science centre will secure the future of the collection to deliver innovative solutions for the natural world.