Accessing the collections
The Natural History Museum collections are open
Our curators are currently clearing backlogs of acquisitions, loans and enquiries and preparing for a major collections move to a new science centre.
Please contact the relevant curator, Curator in Charge or Head of Collections with enquiries about whether research visits or research loans are possible.
Due to many major projects in the Museum, loans will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. This also means that we will require 12 months minimum notice period between the official loan request rather than nine months.
We regret we cannot accommodate loan requests made with less than 12 months' notice. All our other exhibition loans information remains the same please see Loans.
If you have any questions about accessing the collections for research purposes please contact the appropriate collections manager or curator.