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Your support makes a huge difference.

The Natural History Museum is a charity and relies on your support. No matter the size, every gift to the Museum is critical to our work in protecting the natural world.

The Museum's role now is more important than ever. Our scientists are unlocking answers to big issues facing humanity and the planet, and together, we can tackle these challenges.

Why donate?

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We need your help

Help keep the Museum open and accessible to all. Your support will enable us to keep inspiring each and every visitor to become an advocate for our planet. 

  • We tackle fundamental questions for science and society. Help us lead the world in exploring evolution - its past, present and future.

  • Play your part in our vital research into climate change and biodiversity loss, helping us ensure the survival of our planet.

  • Support our innovative learning and outreach programmes to make natural science a part of everyone's lives, inspiring better choices for our planet.

Make a donation

£5 could help us digitise a specimen for climate research

£10 could help us freeze a bee for our collections

£20 could help us do a Red List assessment for a threatened species

£50 could help us fund a field trip to understand biodiversity loss

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Our charitable status

The Museum is a charity and your donations, however big or small, help to support the imporant work that we do. 

As an exempt charity, the Museum is regulated by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. This means that while we are not registered with the Charity Commission, and don't have a Registered Charity Number, we are still a fully legally constituted charity. For further information please visit the Government Summary on Exempt Charity Status.


What is Gift Aid and how does it help us?

For every £1 donated with Gift Aid, the Museum gets an extra 25 pence from the government at no extra cost to you. Gift Aid is a tax relief allowing UK charitable organisations to reclaim an extra 25% in tax on every eligible donation made by a UK taxpayer. If you are a UK taxpayer don’t forget to let us know so we can claim Gift Aid on your donations, this additional income makes a big difference.

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Our fundraising promise

Find out more about our commitment to ensuring our fundraising methods are of the highest standard.