Annual Review 2021-22
In 2021-2022, the Natural History Museum was the most visited museum or gallery in the UK...
welcoming 2,381,681 visitors to the Museum at South Kensington and...
87,321 visitors to the Museum at Tring, despite over six weeks of closure.
Fantastic Beasts™: The Wonder of Nature, developed in partnership with the BBC and Warner Bros., was seen by more than 135,000 visitors and was shortlisted for Partnership of the Year in the 2022 Museum & Heritage Awards.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 57 was seen by more than 87,000 visitors - and counting.
Our Broken Planet: How We Got Here and Ways to Fix It was shortlisted for Temporary or Touring Exhibition of the Year in the 2022 Museum & Heritage Awards and has already been seen by more than 600,000 visitors.
Our science, data and discoveries
Our year in science
In 2021-2022 the Museum described 552 new species, unlocked evolutionary secrets through advanced DNA and imaging techniques, and influenced policy through scientific data and tools such as the Biodiversity Trends Explorer.
Our relationships with Members, Patrons, Corporate Supporters, individuals and funders who share our ambitions and purpose have continued to make a signifcant impact this year, creating ambassadors for the work of the Museum and thousands of advocates for the planet.