The Natural History Museum in London is a treasure in every way. Join us for updates on our science, collections and all our activities.

Photos and Videos by @NHM_London

  • Timeline
  • Gallery

A tapir is wrapped & off for 7 days in the freezer before joining our collection

  • 1657 days ago via site
  • 217

Alan Hart from our mineralogy team... with something very large & shiny with him!

  • 1704 days ago via site
  • 122

barely 4pm & the reception desk is already busy (I think a few people have heard about Science Uncovered)

  • 1704 days ago via site
  • 117

I've just wandered through an eerily deserted Central Hall.

  • 1756 days ago via site
  • 200

The scores on the doors - sperm whale 7, giant squid 12! (do you like our scientific approach?) #TheDeep

  • 1824 days ago via site
  • 102

Here's a preview of the elephant (when it was being painted). Enjoy #iyb #nhm

  • 1826 days ago via site
  • 64

There's not a cloud in the sky above the Museum today! #nhm

  • 1827 days ago via site
  • 193

Caroline Spelman (Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) visiting the Darwin Centre. #nhm

  • 1831 days ago via site
  • 123

this is the rather wonderful stalk-eyed fly (just a quick scan as we don't have any lying around) #nhm

  • 1845 days ago via site
  • 60

The elephants have arrived at the Museum! #nhm

  • 1847 days ago via site
  • 283

Behind the scenes at : The Darwin Centre has floor 5½! #nhm

  • 1858 days ago via site
  • 157

The quality of my photo might not do these Royal Mail stamps justice as they're stunning!

  • 1868 days ago via site
  • 38

A picture of the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary #nhm #botany

  • 1881 days ago via site
  • 190

Just for fun: this is the oldest known object on earth. Any guesses how old it is? #quiz #nhm

  • 1887 days ago via site
  • 327

Today, I got to hold a meteorite from Mars (how often do you get to say that?) #nhm

  • 1888 days ago via site
  • 153

A quick glimpse for all you non-Brighton residents, of Wild Planet, lit up and looking lovely on the sea front #nhm

  • 1900 days ago via site
  • 102

At 3mm tall, no natural history collection is complete without dressed fleas (there's even a bride & groom around here somewhere)

  • 1936 days ago via site
  • 163

Following yesterday's weevil ring fact (), here's a photo.

  • 1938 days ago via site
  • 164

Caption competition! (no prizes sadly, but obviously RT'ing the most entertaining)

  • 1950 days ago via site
  • 228

1 2 Next