Treasures Gallery

The Treasures Gallery at the Natural History Museum exhibits 22 unique objects, chosen from the 70 million specimens in the NHM collection. Each has a fascinating story to tell and was selected to represent the Museum’s scientific, aesthetic, historical, social and cultural worth. 

Among just a few of the amazing objects on display, are the first edition of Charles Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species’, a 4.5 billion year old meteorite, the most expensive book in the world and the fossil that sparked the discovery of dinosaurs.

Bibliothèque developed the interactive digital labels and environmental graphics, alongside Casson Mann who delivered the spatial design. Due to the restrictive space, digital labels enable visitors to understand each object in much more depth than a conventional ‘space hungry’ captioning and story telling system. 

This beautiful gallery was officially opened by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge on 27th November 2012. The Treasures Gallery is free to enter and open to the public daily.

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