Natural History Museum

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The Natural History Museum’s purpose is to inspire a love of our natural world and unlock answers to the big issues facing humanity and the planet.

It is one of the world’s great institutions and is the guardian of the national collection of more than 80 million cultural and scientific natural history specimens. This includes unrivalled collections of biological and geological specimens, the world’s finest natural history library and a magnificent collection of natural history art.

Many of these treasures are housed in the famous Waterhouse Building in South Kensington. They represent an important part of the nation’s heritage, but more importantly, Museum scientists actively work with the collections, and in national and international research collaborations to address some of the big issues and challenges facing humanity and the planet.

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