The Annual Report and Accounts describe how the Museum's resources are spent and provide an overview of its activities. The accounts are audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General and laid before Parliament each year.
The Annual Report and Accounts, including the audit report from previous years, are available online below. Alternatively, a printed version can be purchased from The Stationery Office.
Download the Museum’s internal financial regulations PDF (101.3 KB)
Please note that the regulations are currently in the process of being updated.
Information on payments over £500 made by the Natural History Museum can be found on the Government's public data website.
A summary of grants and donations can be found in the Museum’s Annual Accounts and Annual Reviews.
Information on the Museum’s built estate assets, valued every five years, is included in the Museum’s Annual Accounts.
The Museum administers three trust funds – the Special Funds Trust, the Benevolent Fund and the Cockayne Trust.
Download the Special Funds Trust accounts for
2012-2013 PDF (163.1 KB)
2011-2012 PDF (33.6 KB)
2009-2010 PDF (33.1 KB)
2008-2009 PDF (31.7 KB)
2007-2008 PDF (217.6 KB)
Download the Benevolent Fund accounts for
2012-2013 PDF (130.0 KB)
2011-2012 PDF (24.5 KB)
2009-2010 PDF (25.7 KB)
2008-2009 PDF (25.6 KB)
2007-2008 PDF (167.5 KB)
Download the Cockayne Trust accounts for
2012-2013 PDF (148.0 KB)
2011-2012 PDF (29.8 KB)
2009-2010 PDF (31.5 KB)
2008-2009 PDF (29.8 KB)
2007-2008 PDF (201.3 KB)
For any other financial information please contact the Director of Finance at the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD or email us.