About us

The 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 specimens spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually.

Our vision and strategy

We are creating advocates for the planet.


We are always looking for talented people to help maintain the Museum’s status as a renowned scientific institution and one of the UK's most popular visitor attractions.

The Urban Nature Project

We are championing urban nature in the UK.


We think sustainably when making decisions and try to operate in a way which is kind to the environment.

Our Patron

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge is a Patron of the Museum. 

Audience research

We are continually improving the visitor experience.


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.

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.