The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum

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The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum’s mission is to maintain and develop its collections and use them to promote the discovery, understanding, responsible use and enjoyment of the natural world. Renowned for its unrivalled collections, internationally important research programmes, educational and enjoyable exhibitions and high standards of visitor care, the Museum combines its rich history with an emphasis on looking to the future to play a dynamic role in the UK and the world.

The Museum is planning a major capital redevelopment, which will seek to transform the Museum’s iconic Waterhouse building through the creation of vibrant new gallery spaces, world-class learning facilities and state-of-the-art scientific research and collections storage. The Evolution Campaign will establish the Waterhouse building as an exciting and innovative space, complementing the Museum’s major new life-sciences complex – The Darwin Centre - and focussing on the three areas that are key to the Museum’s work: Science, Heritage, and Learning.

Founded 1881

  • Overview

    Established: 1881

    Phone number: 020 7942 5322

  • 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