15F6 Science departments and staff | Natural History Museum

Departments and staff

Staff on the front steps of the Museum, 1884.

Our 350 scientific staff carry out world-class research, supported by the Museum's collections and facilities. 

Earth sciences

Our researchers are tackling major challenges in earth science, from the formation of the solar system to the characterisation of new mineral species.  

Life sciences

Our unique expertise in evolutionary biology, biodiversity and phylogenetics is supported by the Museum's core research labs and vast biological collections. 

Science Directorate

Our directorate steers the policy, planning and management of science at the Museum.

Library and Archives

Explore one of the world's finest collections of natural history literature, artwork, photographs and manuscripts.