Images of Nature
In the Blue Zone
free, permanent gallery
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.
Exploring Our Oceans: The Challenger Expedition and Its Legacy
This free display of historic and contemporary imagery and specimens marks the 150th anniversary of the Challenger expedition, a ground-breaking scientific endeavour to sail around the world to systematically study the oceans for the very first time.
How to find this gallery
The Images of Nature gallery is in the Blue Zone on the Ground Floor next to Hintze Hall.
Discover artworks from the collections
The Library's modern botanical illustration collection is continually growing, as we complement our historical collection with work from the finest modern botanical artists.