Palaeontology collections

The geographic, stratigraphic and historical coverage of the seven million vertebrate, invertebrate and plant fossils in the Museum's palaeontology collection make it globally important.

Looking for a specific specimen?

The Palaeontology collection is being digitised

Fossil vertebrates

Fossil invertebrates and plants

Micropalaeontology collections

Anthropology collections

Accessing the collections

Scientists and collections management specialists can visit the collections and borrow specimens for research.

Collection management

Our duty is to provide a safe and secure environment for all of our collections.