Images of Nature

  • Free, no booking required

See how artists and scientists view the natural world through more than 100 images from the Museum's collection in the Images of Nature gallery.

Historic prints, watercolours and paintings spanning 350 years are displayed alongside modern images created by scientists, imaging specialists, photographers and micro-CT scanners.

How to find this gallery

The Images of Nature gallery is in the Blue Zone on the Ground Floor next to Hintze Hall. You don't need to pre-book to visit the Images of Nature gallery.

Map of the Museum highlighting the Images of Nature gallery.

Discover artworks from the collections

Explore Ferdinand Bauer's stunning scientific illustrations

Ferdinand Bauer is regarded as one of the world’s greatest natural history painters. 

Women artists featured in our Library and Archives

Spanning the last four centuries and covering all subject areas, many of their works have contributed greatly to our knowledge of the natural world.

The modern botanical illustration collection

The Library's modern botanical illustration collection is continually growing, as we complement our historical collection with work from the finest modern botanical artists.

What's next?

Draw your own wildlife

Explore the Museum's Wildlife Garden where you can sketch your own flora and fauna illustrations.

Galleries and map

Discover what you can see and do in our free galleries. Get around with the Museum map.

Hire this space

The Images of Nature gallery is available to hire for private events and parties.