Treasures of the natural world

Opening 25 November 2017 - 29 April 2018

This November treasures from London’s prestigious Natural History Museum come alive to take you back in time on an adventure of discovering scientific breakthroughs that make history.

ArtScience Museum brings the very best from the museum’s rich and important collection in this hotly anticipated exhibition that showcases the most significant treasures of the natural world. Hand-picked from over 80 million specimens, over 200 of the museum’s star objects will travel to Southeast Asia for the very first time ever. Selected for their historical and scientific importance, each prized treasure reveals a story of adventure, curiosity and discovery. It includes scientific specimens of animals and insects, works of art, gems and minerals, and books and artefacts belonging to some of the world's greatest scientists, including both Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace, discoverers of evolutionary biology as we know it today. 

The Natural History Museum in London is the custodian of one of the most scientifically significant natural history collections in the world. One of Britain’s most beloved civic institutions the Museum looks after a wealth of objects that have helped scientists re-interpret our own existence and relationship to the natural world.  The value of these treasured objects goes far beyond its price. Together, they have the potential to unlock answers to the mysteries of the past and the biggest questions our species and our planet might face in the future.

Running throughout the exhibition will be a treasure hunt designed especially for children, families and schools. Younger visitors will embark on a series of expeditions and adventures, searching for wildlife, learning about nature, and making their own contributions to the natural world.







The Natural History Museum welcomes more than five million visitors a year and is a world-leading science research centre. Through its unique collection and unrivalled expertise, it is tackling the biggest challenges faced by the world today. It helps enable food security, eradicate disease and manage resource scarcity. It is studying the diversity of life and the delicate balance of ecosystems to ensure the survival of our planet. 
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