Science and technical services

Martin Hall, forensic entomologist at the Natural History Museum

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The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD

+44 (0)20 7942 6189

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With its unrivalled collections, broad expertise and cutting-edge facilities, the Museum is uniquely placed to advise organisations around the world on technical and scientific challenges.

Our world-class expertise can help to ensure the success of your next project. Find out more about our science consulting and technical facilities below.

Forensic consulting

We are experienced in dealing with forensic evidence, and have world-class laboratories, analytical instruments, reference material and collections.

Mining consulting

The Museum is a recognised centre of excellence in mineral deposit research, with over twenty-five years’ experience, and in-house analytical facilities.

Micropalaeontology consulting

Find out how we can identify fossils, provide geoarchaeological consultancy, biostratigraphic expertise and more.

Collections management consulting

We are leaders in the curation of large and diverse collections, including our own collection of 80 million specimens, developed over two centuries.

Analytical facilities

Our purpose-built laboratories can prepare, analyse and interpret a broad spectrum of biological, mineralogical and material specimens.


Environmental assessment

We offer worldwide services for environmental, ecological and biodiversity assessments, as well as monitoring, conservation advice, and expert witnessing.

Call in our expertise on your next project