About us

Winner of Best of the Best in the Museums and Heritage Awards 2013, the Natural History Museum is a world-class visitor attraction and a leading science research centre

Through our collections and scientific expertise, we are helping to conserve the extraordinary richness and diversity of the natural world with groundbreaking projects in more than 68 countries.

Museum news

prince george at the Museum
Prince George poses for birthday photo at Museum - 22/07/2014

Royal visit to the butterfly house provides perfect backdrop for official pictures.

Michael Dixon
Museum Director recognised in Birthday Honours List - 13/06/2014

Dr Michael Dixon, Director of the Natural History Museum, has been conferred the honour of Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List announced today.

sir michael hintze with culture secretary and museum director
Central Hall renamed following £5m gift - 08/05/2014

Museum's main hall to be renamed Hintze Hall after an unprecedented £5m donation.

grounds redesign competition winner
Winner of grounds redesign competition revealed - 22/04/2014

The jury of the Museum grounds redesign competition has today announced the winning team of architects.

Stephen Green
Lord Green appointed Chair of the Natural History Museum - 02/04/2014

Former Minister of State for Trade and Investment joins the Museum's Board of Trustees for a four year appointment.

Contact and enquiries

Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 5BD
UK

Contact us by email

  • General enquiries and staff contact enquiries

    +44 (0)20 7942 5000
    (8.00-17.50 Mon-Fri; 9.00-17.50 Sat-Sun)

  • Identification enquiries

    See Identification and general science enquiries 

  • Main information desk

    +44 (0)20 7942 5011
    (10.00-17.45 Mon-Sun)

  • Customer services

    +44 (0)20 7942 5511 or email us
    (10.00-18.00 Mon-Fri)

  • Ticket enquiries
    Email us

    (Mail checked 10.00-17.00 Mon-Sun)

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What's on

  • Science Uncovered
    Science Uncovered

    Our fabulous after hours science festival returns, as part of European Researchers' Night.
    26 Sep 2014, 16:00

  • Masterpieces - Masters of Photography: Frans Lanting
    Masterpieces - Masters of Photography: Frans Lanting

    Join us for an evening with Frans Lanting, one of the greatest nature photographers of our time.
    22 Oct 2014, 18:30

  • Unearthing the Worm
    Unearthing the Worm

    Discover the secret world of the humble earthworm, and find out how important these creatures are to our ecosystem.
    19 Sep 2014, 14:30