Information about our Trading Company

Find out what information the Museum routinely makes available to the public about the Museum's Trading Company, and where it is located on the website.

All the information listed below can be found in the section about the Natural History Museum Trading Company. This information is available free of charge unless otherwise stated.

Who we are and what we do
  • Role and responsibilities
  • Relationship with the Museum
  • Articles and Memorandum of Association: Available in hard copy on request to the Director of Finance, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD or email us
  • Board membership
  • Staff structure
  • Contact point
What we spend and how we spend it
What are our priorities and how are we doing
How we make decisions
Our policies and procedures
Services we offer
  • Details of company services: The Trading Company comprises the commercial activities of the Museum, and information on these can be found at our pages
  • Leaflets: Leaflets for services that fall under the Trading Company remit may be obtained by contacting the relevant Museum business unit
  • Press releases: The NHM Trading Company does not issue its own press releases. You can find our Museum press releases online


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