Natural History Muse

Natural History Muse


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

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Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was a prolific geographer, naturalist and explorer. This passion for travel may have been spurred by a sense of social alienation. Humboldt never married and is known to have had multiple gay relationships during his life 🌈🦑 #LGBTHM20 

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There's some incredible wildlife to be found on your doorstep, wherever you are. Our British Wildlife hub brings together some fantastic features on the biodiversity found in Britain: #MusNature 

This year, even our #WPYPeoplesChoice  winner was taken on an inner-city transport network! #MusNature 

DYK we have our own space for #MusNature  at the Museum? Explore our Wildlife Garden webpage to find out more and learn what you might expect to see this Spring:

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On #MusNature  Day, a reminder from Wildlife Photographer of the Year of the extraordinarily beautiful world we're fighting to protect 🌍

In celebration of World #PolarBearDay  we've gathered some of our favourite photos from 10 years of @NHM_WPY . The series highlights the resilience and charm of these unique creatures, battling on the frontiers of climate change.

An ancient worm-like animal that lived 518 million years ago has been identified as the first animal to evolve the loss of a body part it no longer needed.

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The winner of this year’s @LumixUK  #WPYPeoplesChoice  Award@NHM_WPY  is Sam Rowley, with his well-timed portrait of two mice scrapping over food on a London Underground station platform.

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'You are never too small to make a difference.' A new species of miniature beetle has been named after @GretaThunberg , in recognition of her advocacy for climate action and protecting the natural world ??

And our winner is....Yongqing Bao! Selected by our judges from over 48,000 entries, Yongqing’s powerful winning picture frames nature’s ultimate challenge - its battle for survival - in an unforgettable and unique moment between a Tibetan fox and a marmot.

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“No one will protect what they don't care about, and no one will care about what they have never experienced.” On his birthday we're sending huge thanks to Sir#DavidAttenborough  for being such an incredible advocate for the natural world ??????

My favourite time in the Museum. When it's empty at night... #DayInTheLife  #MuseumWeek 

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We're facing a #PlanetaryEmergency . The natural world is disappearing faster than ever before. As it starts to vanish, the effects are already being felt. Humans have caused this crisis, and we must act to solve it. #ForPeopleAndPlanet 

The Siberian unicorn was a true Ice Age giant, weighing up to twice as much as a modern rhino. Now, the first ever dating of the ancient rhino's fossils show it survived until at least 39,000 years ago.

@LumixUK  @NHM_WPYM  @SamRowleyPhotoichel  Zoghzoghi was in Brazil photographing jaguars when his image, Matching Outfits, was captured. He was mesmerized as a mother and cub dragged an anaconda from the water, with the trio sporting very similar patterns. @LumixUK  #WPYPeoplesChoice  @NHM_WPYh  #HighlyCommendedttps ://t.co/FcdZTA5lz8

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