Collections & archives

Our collections rival those of the major university museums world-wide.

They are significant for our knowledge of the history of fauna around the world, and for the history of science itself.

We also hold the primary historical record associated with our collections — the ‘Histories’ — and major archive collections from scientists associated with the Museum or its collections.

We welcome academic use as well as photography and filming of our collections. Our catalogues are available online.

Last updated: 18 April 2009