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Your support makes a huge difference. 

The Natural History Museum is charity and relies on your support. No matter the size, every gift to the Museum is critical to our work in protecting the natural world.

The Museum's role now is more important than ever. Our scientists are unlocking answers to big issues facing humanity and the planet, and together, we can tackle these challenges.

Why donate?

  • We tackle fundamental questions for science and society. Help us lead the world in exploring evolution - its past, present and future.

  • Play your part in our vital research into climate change and biodiversity loss, helping us ensure the survival of our planet.

  • Support our innovative learning and outreach programmes to make natural science a part of everyone's lives, inspiring better choices for our planet.

Donate online

Contribute to protecting the future of our natural world by making an online donation today.

Donate by post

Complete the donation form and return it to the Museum by post to make a one-off or regular donation.

Join Race for Nature

Always wanted to dash like a dinosaur or gallop like a gazelle?

Take part in a 5k or a 10k run in a special habitat: beautiful Hyde Park. Race for Nature and raise money for the Museum's vital work in tackling our world's biggest environmental challenges.

Runners of all abilities are welcome to join.


Our charitable status

The Museum is an exempt charity, regulated by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The Museum is not registered or regulated by the Charity Commission and therefore does not have a Registered Charity Number. We are however a fully legally constituted charity. For further information please visit the Government Summary on Exempt Charity Status.

What is Gift Aid and how does it help us?

For every £1 donated with Gift Aid, the Museum gets an extra 25 pence from the government at no extra cost to you. Gift Aid is a tax relief allowing UK charitable organisations to reclaim an extra 25% in tax on every eligible donation made by a UK taxpayer. If you are a UK taxpayer don’t forget to let us know so we can claim Gift Aid on your donations, this additional income makes a big difference.