Science departments and staff
Our scientific staff carry out world-class research, supported by the Museum's collections and facilities.
Our unique expertise in evolutionary biology, biodiversity and phylogenetics is supported by the Museum's core research labs and vast biological collections.
Our researchers are tackling major challenges in Earth science, from the formation of the solar system to the characterisation of new mineral species.
Core research labs and consulting
Our research lab teams are available for complex on-site imaging and analysis of biological and geological samples.
Our directorate steers the policy, planning and management of science at the Museum.
Library and Archives
Explore one of the world's finest collections of natural history literature, artwork, photographs and manuscripts.