Strawberry urchinMuseum collections are key to the story of life on Earth – they unlock the past and decode the future.

Collections held by natural history museums are like a library of life, with millions of objects that document change through time in the environment and in life itself. These records of life on Earth become even more vital as we face global challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss.

This exhibit travels through time, from the Museum’s early years into the future, and explores the stories collections tell us.

IntroductionRadha Krueger