Collections and resources

Discover our science collections that have been growing for over 170 years and the other collections we hold. Or search our resources and research facilities to find support for your research.

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A guide to our collections

Find out how the different collections are organised according to the type of specimens and materials.

Our collections
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Data and digital resources

We have a variety of online data resources and tools that are available to use.

Find out more about our data and digital resources

Research facilities

We have a wide range of laboratories and other facilities to support our research.

Find out more about our research facilities