International Friends of the Museum

About us

The Natural History Museum plays a central role in generating and communicating knowledge across scientific and national boundaries. International cooperation is required to understand and tackle the issues that our planet faces. 

The Museum established an international foundation in 1990, which in 2010 became the International Friends of the Natural History Museum London. The foundation is run by a board of trustees and is a registered 501(c)3 organisation encouraging tax-deductible gifts under US law.

Support a project

International Friends secures funding for Museum capital redevelopment projects. Our scientists collaborate with colleagues on every continent, including those at the Smithsonian and the American Museum of Natural History. 

We encourage the sharing of perspectives and international expertise about the exciting range of projects the Museum is undertaking, which you could potentially support.

Please email us, or call the Development Department at the Museum on telephone +44 (0)207 942 5766 if you would like to find out about the range of funding opportunities available through the International Friends or to make a donation.

Contact us

International Friends of the Natural History Museum London
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 5BD
UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5766
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Our fossil insect collection includes Rhyniognatha hirsti, the world's oldest fossil insect, dating back some 400 million years.