On tour with Tupaia
11 October 2019
This charismatic Polynesian turned Cook's first voyage into his own ceremonial tour.
Eugen Sandow: a body worth immortalising
22 February 2019
A statue of the Victorian sex symbol was displayed at the Museum.
John and Elizabeth Gould's watercolour bird drawings join the Museum collection
14 January 2019
A volume of historical bird illustrations has joined the Museum collections.
The birds of American Animals
7 September 2018
Discover John James Audubon's iconic and valuable book The Birds of America.
Daniel Solander: a Linnaean disciple on HMS Endeavour
24 August 2018
Meet the Swedish botanist who ventured around the world on Captain Cook's pivotal first voyage.
HMS Endeavour 250
17 August 2018
Discover rarely displayed illustrations and specimens from Captain Cook's first voyage.
Anna Atkins's cyanotypes: the first book of photographs
16 March 2018
Meet the first person to illustrate a book with photographic images.
Explore Ferdinand Bauer's stunning scientific illustrations
17 January 2018
Ferdinand Bauer is regarded as one of the world's greatest natural history painters, and now his work is uniquely brought together for the first time.
What's wrong with these dinosaurs?
13 April 2017
These popular dinosaur reconstructions from the 1960s are no longer scientifically accurate. Can you spot the errors?
Nature on our doorstep: the art of British natural history
7 April 2019
For more than 300 years, Britain's wildlife has captivated scientists and artists alike.
How to bring a dinosaur to life in technicolour
14 November 2016
Find out how scientists and a palaeoartist created a life-size model of Psittacosaurus featuring real colour patterns, and what this revealed about the dinosaur's life.
Art and science reflections on colour
11 October 2016
Join a group of scientists and artists as they reflect on colour and vision in nature and beyond, how our individual experiences differ, and the impact of technology.
The lost world of the dodo
7 October 2016
Avian palaeontologist Dr Julian Hume explains why we still have much to learn about the lifestyle of the dodo.
Capturing colour: the art of scientific illustration
1 September 2016
Colour is a challenge to preserve in Museum collections. What can curators do when it fades?
Colour in the collections: Blaschka glass models
26 August 2016
Tiny, delicate and beautiful, the Blaschka models capture the ethereal mystery of the deep sea.
Squid art in squid ink
23 June 2016
The Museum's giant squid specimen so inspired one visiting artist that she felt compelled to draw it. Life size.
Audio slideshow: Rare Treasures book
16 May 2016
Library curator Andrea Hart talks about this collection of the Museum's most highly prized natural history literature.
Hidden treasures above our heads
24 April 2016
It is a detail that most Museum visitors miss, but the Hintze Hall ceiling is a work of art in itself.
Discovering Earth: science meets art
14 March 2016
Learn how space exploration sheds light on the delicate beauty of life on Earth.
Art highlights by two masters of scientific illustration
26 February 2017
Exquisite watercolours from the Museum collections showcase the pioneering work of the talented Bauer brothers.