Our science

Our unique collections and world-class expertise are helping to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today.


Discover how we are using our broad knowledge and cutting-edge techniques to benefit both people and the planet.

Collections, data and services

Find out how you can access our world-renowned collections as well as our data, library, labs and other science facilities.


Search our directory of 300+ scientists from across the Museum.

Study and events

Study alongside Museum scientists in our range of masters, PhD and training programmes or find out about our conferences and seminars.

Science highlights

A new science and digitisation centre

We’re moving some of the collections to a new science and digitisation centre.

200 Years of Dinosaurs

We are hosting an international conference showcasing pioneering dinosaur palaeobiology. 

Apply for a PhD project

We are currently advertising for a range of PhD opportunities in collaboration with universities across the UK.

Human evolution expert awarded Huxley Medal

Professor Chris Stringer, our longest-serving researcher, is set to be honoured for his contributions to human evolution.

Asteroids named after Museum scientists studying the early solar system

The asteroids 28994 Helenabates and 31551 Ashleyking are part of the main asteroid belt, which is rocky debris left over from the solar system’s beginning.

Postgraduate showcase

Find out about opportunities for postgraduate study at our showcase event on 29 November 2023.