The tale of the tall emperor penguin
24 September 2019
For around 175 years, no one knew the story of the emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) specimen, on display in Gallery One at the Natural History Museum in Tring.
Why are some seabirds better at avoiding eating plastic?
21 June 2018
Some shearwaters in Australia appear to be better than others at avoiding feeding plastic to their chicks.
Hundreds of hummingbirds get a makeover
17 August 2018
Cleaning over 300 specimens takes time and a lot of dexterity.
Sir David Attenborough films new documentary at Museum
30 March 2018
The broadcaster visited Natural History Museum collections to create a documentary revealing the wonder of birds' eggs.
A journey through the largest egg collection in the world
26 March 2018
There are more than a million eggs in the Museum's collection.
Walter Rothschild: a curious life
8 February 2018
From zebra-drawn carriages to fancy-dressed fleas, take a peek inside the curious world of Walter Rothschild.
Colour in the collections: bird taxidermy
25 October 2016
The art of taxidermy has become fashionable again in recent years. But it has always been scientifically useful. Bird curator Hein van Grouw demonstrates how it's done.
World's most complete dodo skeleton revealed with 3D technology
12 April 2016
The first virtual models of the world's most complete dodo skeletons will allow scientists to investigate this extinct bird in new ways.
Are you tough enough? A deadly new exhibition opens at Tring
24 March 2014
A line up of specimens of the world's most dangerous creatures is waiting to greet you.
Ode to a dodo: new music and research released
13 March 2014
Harpsichord composition and evidence in Japan perpetuate the great myth of the dodo.
Natural History Museum at Tring wins £76,000 grant
12 February 2018
Wolfson Foundation funding will allow the Museum to create a permanent display in the Rothschild Room.