We connect the Museum's world-leading experts with innovative organisations, from small or medium enterprises to governments and multinational businesses looking to make a change.
Our business and academic consultancy harnesses the expertise of our top specialists, vast collections and world-class laboratories.
At the Museum we deliver a range of consultancy services to help your project reach its full potential, with the planet in mind.
Collections management consulting
The Museum is a world-leader in the curation of large and diverse collections – our own catalogue now stands at over 80 million specimens collected over centuries.
Identification and advisory service
Our researchers and curators can offer identifications and expert advice on various fields including entomology, zoology, mineralogy and molecular biology.
Our latest science news
Toxic chemicals in UK whales and dolphins are exceeding safe limits
Almost half of marine mammals around the UK are being poisoned by banned chemicals.28 November 2023
‘It’s almost like a dream’: Sample of asteroid Bennu arrives at the Natural History Museum
Welcome to the next era of natural history collections.28 November 2023
Moth found in West London is a new species from Australia
Specimens of the hitchhiking insect have been sitting undescribed in the Museum’s collections since 1886.23 November 2023
Skull shape can predict how extinct vultures fed on carrion
Variations in the skull shape of vultures have been found to coincide with the preferred method each species uses to feed on a carcass.21 November 2023
Get in touch with the team
Need our expertise for your next project? Contact the team to find out more about consultancy at the Museum.