The museum is a temple to life and earth sciences comprising some 70 million items within five main collections: Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology and Zoology. The museum is a world-renowned centre of research, specialising in taxonomy, identification and conservation. Given the age of the institution, many of the collections have great historical as well as scientific value, such as specimens collected by Darwin. The Natural History Museum Library contains extensive books, journals, manuscripts, and artwork collections linked to the work and research of the scientific departments.
Natural History Museum
Entry: Free (some exhibitions may charge an entrance fee)
Address: Cromwell Road London
Phone: 020 7942 5000