Our vision is to advance our knowledge of the natural world, inspiring better care of our planet.
Our mission is to maintain and develop our collections, and use them to promote the discovery, understanding, responsible use and enjoyment of the natural world.
We are open and accountable in the way we run our affairs, and committed to ensuring that robust corporate governance processes are in place.
Many documents produced by the Museum are available to the public. Choose below the area you are interested in:
Find out how the Museum is managed and funded and discover more about its grants.
Year by year reviews of the Museum’s work which show just how wide-ranging and relevant our work is. .
The Annual Report and Accounts illustrate how the Museum’s resources are spent and provide an overview of its activities.
The Museum ensures that the procurement of all its works, goods and services is based on value for money, propriety and maximising the use of the available resources.
Equality and diversity
We are committed to equality at every level within our organisation.
Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act gives any person the right to request information held by public authorities, including the Natural History Museum. Find out more about it.
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