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.
Our newest dinosaur goes on permanent display in the Museum’s Earth Hall today, greeting visitors through the Exhibition Road entrance.
Royal visit to the butterfly house provides perfect backdrop for official pictures.
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.
Museum's main hall to be renamed Hintze Hall after an unprecedented £5m donation.
The jury of the Museum grounds redesign competition has today announced the winning team of architects.
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The Museum is a popular place to volunteer, especially if you're interested in natural history. We have over 500 active volunteers in many diverse roles, including a small number of internships.
Extraordinary images of our planet from international photographers, celebrating the 50th competition.
24 Oct 2014 - 30 Aug 2015
Join us for a sophisticated sleepover at the Museum including a 3-course dinner and a mix of music, science and cinema.
23 Jan 2015, 18:30
Discover the characterful chimpanzees of Tanzania's Gombe Stream National Park through the lens of Anup Shah.
27 Jan 2015, 18:15