Joseph Banks: scientist, explorer and botanist
17 June 2019
Meet eighteenth-century naturalist and collector Sir Joseph Banks.
Meet the Museum's dinosaur hunters
14 June 2019
Get to know the Museum scientists working on the latest dinosaur discoveries.
New arrivals of Amazonian moss animals boost the world's largest collection
23 May 2019
The Museum now has the largest collection of freshwater bryozoa in the world.
An expedition to the uninhabited island harbouring 38 million pieces of plastic
4 April 2019
It has the highest density of plastic in the world.
Museum palaeontologists to join new Jurassic dino dig in Wyoming
25 March 2019
The team will help uncover dinosaur fossils and footprints in Wyoming.
Museum highlights: Charles Darwin
11 February 2019
Take a closer look at nine highlights, including Darwin's favourite octopus and a rare first edition of his book, On the Origin of Species.
Exploring the mysteries of Earth's underwater caves
11 January 2019
Cave divers are at the forefront of the search for life in the planet's deepest and darkest subterranean worlds.
Four new species of frog from one of the wettest regions on Earth
20 November 2018
These horned frogs are named for their pointy eyebrows.
Slavery and the natural world
2 October 2018
Explore research into how the Museum's history and collections are connected to the transatlantic slave trade.
Fossils of extinct dwarf emu destroyed by golf course
7 September 2018
Dwarf emus were driven to extinction by humans. Now their remains are at risk too.
The chicks choking on a toxic diet of ocean plastic
4 September 2018
Birds that live on Lord Howe Island are facing death by ocean plastic.
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.
Endeavour art collection highlighted on Royal Mail stamps
16 August 2018
Royal Mail has just launched Captain Cook stamps starring the Museum's collections.
The secrets of frog vision are finally being revealed
6 August 2018
Museum scientists are travelling the globe to understand how frogs see the world.
The search for life on Mars
27 July 2018
To help us tell fact from science fiction, scientists and engineers involved in the ExoMars 2020 program discuss the latest on the search for life on Mars.
New deep-sea species discovered in Pacific conservation zones
17 July 2018
Researchers have discovered several new animal species living on the Pacific seafloor.
Explore a 360 panorama of Antarctica
12 July 2018
Join Dr Adrian Glover as he journeys to the site of a collapsed Antarctic ice shelf. Experience the awe-inspiring view from the ship deck.
New evidence of ancient child sacrifice found in Turkey
28 June 2018
Remains of young people who were ritually sacrificed have been found from Bronze Age Mesopotamia.
Dredged from the deep: huge donation of specimens arrives from the ocean floor
8 June 2018
Thousands of ocean animal specimens have joined the Museum's collections, including a group of rare anglerfish.