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About us

The Museum exterior viewed from Cromwell Road

The Museum is a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre.

We use our unique collections and unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today.

We care for more than 80 million specimens spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually.

Our vision

We aim to challenge how people think about the natural world - its past, present and future. Read about our vision and strategy.

Our Patron

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge beca 2C5A me Patron of the Museum in 2013. Find out about The Duchess' involvement with our work.

Annual reviews

The Museum is a top UK visitor attraction. More than 300 scientists work here. Discover the range and relevance of our activities.

Governance

Find out about our management, funding, policies, procedures, Trading Company and freedom of information requests.

Reports and accounts

Financial information about the Museum and an overview of our activities year by year.

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