Natural History Museum

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Sir Patrick Vallance to become chair of Natural History Museum
Government adviser, who says museum ‘inspired me to pursue a career in science’, will take on role in 2023

Nadia Khomami

31, Jan, 2022 @5:23 PM

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Natural History Museum identifies more than 500 new species in 2021
‘Hell herons’, metallic beetles, tiny shrimp – scientists have been busy describing unusual creatures despite Covid restrictions

Patrick Greenfield

30, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Natural History Museum and Edinburgh Castle closed by Covid
Surge in cases among staff causes closure of several museums during busy school holiday period

Matthew Weaver

20, Dec, 2021 @6:04 PM

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Scientists discover Welsh ‘dragon’ dinosaur – the size of a chicken
Pendraig milnerae was related to T rex and likely to have been apex predator despite its size, say experts

Steven Morris

05, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Angela Milner obituary
Natural History Museum palaeontologist who specialised in meat-eating dinosaurs and their direct descendants, the earliest birds

Paul Barrett

26, Aug, 2021 @2:15 PM

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Tiny traces of DNA found in cave dust may unlock secret life of Neanderthals
Advanced technique used to recover genetic material may help solve the mystery of early humans

Robin McKie Science editor

16, May, 2021 @8:45 AM

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No visitors but teeming with life: what’s going on inside the Natural History Museum?
While its doors have been closed to the public, scientists have been busy digitising its vast archive – from 100-year-old insects to rare minerals

Phoebe Weston, pictures by David Levene

13, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Royal Mint to commemorate fossil hunter Mary Anning
Special 50p coins will feature some of the Jurassic creatures discovered by 19th-century palaeontologist

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

25, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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East Anglian beetles shed light on UK climate 4,000 years ago
Beetles donated to Natural History Museum found to be 4,000 years old indicating climate used to be warmer

Linda Geddes

28, Jan, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Moths to monkeys: 503 new species identified by UK scientists
Spectacular discovery of monkey in Myanmar among new species described this year by Natural History Museum scientists

Patrick Barkham

30, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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'Makes the JK Rowling films look tame' – Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature review
This is way more than a celebration of the film series, showcasing the oddest things in the museum collection, from a horrific mermaid ‘fossil’ to the skull of a Dracorex Hogwartsia

Jonathan Jones

09, Dec, 2020 @3:19 PM

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Image of tiger hugging tree wins 2020 wildlife photographer award
Sergey Gorshkov left a hidden camera in a Russian forest for 11 months to capture the big cat

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

13, Oct, 2020 @9:00 PM

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