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Spot a kaleidoscope of colourful butterflies and moths from around the world at the #SensationalButterflies exhibition:

Visit to learn the difference between the two groups, hunt for camouflaged caterpillars and sneak a peek at a butt...

Natural History Museum, London Photo 2017-07-21 11:24

Travel back in time with the new fossil trees display in #HintzeHall, they're a glimpse of what Earth was like millions of years ago.

Fossils form in different ways and in trees, fossilisation can preserve the cell structure revealing vital information about the ancient environments in ...

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#OTD Richard Owen was born, he founded the Museum after campaigning for a Museum for natural history specimens. His vision for the Museum was to create a 'cathedral to nature' that should be free and accessible to all.

A controversial figure, as well as being recognised for founding t...

Natural History Museum, London Photo 2017-07-19 14:35

Meet the Thames whale, a six-metre-long northern bottlenose whale, and dive into the world of these mysterious mammals at our #Whales: Beneath the surface exhibition, now open at the Museum:

Natural History Museum, London Photo 2017-07-19 14:13

Since 1913 scientists have been given priority access to stranded cetaceans. Richard Sabin, Principal Curator of Mammals at the Museum, says this 'marked a turning point both for the Museum's collections and for our scientific understanding of these marine mammals.'

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Natural History Museum, London Photo 2017-07-19 11:03

Explore the story of Hope the #BlueWhale in more detail with our new interactive online experience #WhaleWednesday:

You can navigate around the specimen in #HintzeHall and find out more about its history and life at the Museum.

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A four-year study of aquatic snails that carry the parasitic disease schistosomiasis has identified deadly disease hotspots around part of Africa's Lake Victoria that could be targeted to reduce infection.

Read the full story behind our latest #SciNews on our website:

Natural History Museum, London Photo 2017-07-17 14:28

Today's #MineralMonday specimen, spessartine, comprises of manganese aluminium silicate and is part of the Garnet group. The mineral is known for its orange and red colours.

Spessartine is named after the Spessart Mountains, in Bavaria, Germany, which is the type locality for this...
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