Zoology collections

An x-ray of Halieutea liogaster

Halieutea liogaster  © The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London

The Museum's Zoology collection consists of over 29 million animal specimens.

The collection is rich in voucher, type and historical specimens,  as well as extinct and endangered species.

Looking for a specimen ?

The Zoology collection is being digitised

Invertebrate collections

Vertebrate collections

Accessing the collections

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

Collections management

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