The Museum is a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre.
We use our unique collections and unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. We care for more than 80 million specimens spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually.
The Museum’s purpose is to challenge the way people think about the natural world – its past, present and future. We aim to stimulate public debate about humanity's future and equip our audiences at every level with an understanding of science.