The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum

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The Natural History Museum

Our expert scientists are unlocking answers to many of the big issues facing humanity and the planet: from climate change to food sustainability or neglected diseases. And our educators are inspiring the next generation of conservationists, environmentalists and natural scientists to understand and care for our planet.

Together, we can inspire better choices for our natural world.

Founded 1881

  • Mission statement

    The Natural History Museum exists to inspire a love of the natural world and unlock the big answers facing humanity and the planet.

  • Aims

    The Natural History Museum aims to:

    • To inspire a love of our natural world.
    • To unlock answers to the big issues facing humanity and the planet.
  • Overview

    Established: April 1881

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 800

    Part time staff: 200

    Volunteers: 500

    Phone number: 020 7942 5322

    Address: Cromwell Road SW7 5BD

  • Central Hall - renovating one of the UK's most ico...

    The Central Hall of the Museum’s Grade 1 listed Waterhouse building is a magnificent dis... More
  • Molecular Facility - support the Natural History M...

    The study of DNA is an everyday part of the NHM’s research, playing a major role in reso... More
  • Expansion of the Natural History Museum's Learning...

    The Natural History Museum needs a new learning centre to expand its award-winning learnin... More