Treasures of the Natural History Museum

1. On a monumental 8-year expedition to Southeast Asia, Alfred Russel Wallace developed the theory of evolution by natural selection independently of Charles Darwin and collected.

Treasures of the Natural History Museum

2. Archaeopteryx is the earliest known bird and the Natural History Museum cares for the first skeleton specimen ever found.

Treasures of the Natural History Museum

3. Oldest UK skull of a North African Barbary lion, Panthera leo leo, dated to 1280-1385. The lion was part of the royal zoo in the Tower.

Treasures of the Natural History Museum

4. The Birds of America, the 19th-century masterpiece by John James Audubon, is the world’s most valuable book and it is extremely rare.

Treasures of the Natural History Museum

5. The delicate glass artworks of sea creatures crafted by father-and-son team Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka were made with impeccable.

Treasures of the Natural History Museum

6. The Blaschkas also made the beautiful diversity of microscopic organisms visible.

Treasures of the Natural History Museum

7. Rare dodo skeleton, Raphus cucullatus, constructed from bones around 1,000 years old

Treasures of the Natural History Museum

8. The pressed plants in George Clifford’s collection helped the great Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus transform the way we classify.

Treasures of the Natural History Museum

9. Guy the gorilla was one of London Zoo’s best-loved residents.

Treasures of the Natural History Museum

10. First skull of an adult female Neanderthal, Homo neanderthalensis, about 50,000 years old.

Treasures of the Natural History Museum