The Museum's botany collection holds an estimated six million specimens of bryophytes, ferns, seed plants and slime moulds from all over the world.
The botanical collection spans a period from the 17th century to the present and includes a number of historically important collections such as those of:
- Sir Hans Sloane
- Sir Joseph Banks
- Charles Darwin
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The botany collection is being digitised
We have set out on an ambitious programme to develop a new science and digitisation centre at Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire by 2026. As we prepare for the move, access to some collections will be affected.
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