Explore 22 objects spanning 4.5 billion years of the Earth's history in in the Treasures Cadogan Gallery.
Each exhibit tells a remarkable story and has been chosen for its scientific, historical and cultural importance. From a meteorite and moon rock, a dodo to Darwin's pigeons, and the intricate Blaschka glass models, uncover some of the most extraordinary specimens in our collection.
Star specimens and exhibits
beautiful butterflies collected by Alfred Russel Wallace
original images from John James Audubon's Birds of America book
Sir Hans Sloane's beautifully carved nautilus shell
an emperor penguin egg collected during Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic expedition
and don't miss our visitors’ favourite, Guy the gorilla
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An oak is any tree or shrub in the genus Quercus, though the species shown here is Quercus robur, the English oak. The artwork TREE, by Tania Kovats, was crafted from a 200 year old plant and installed in the Museum in 2009 to mark 200 years since the birth of naturalist Charles Darwin, and 150 since the publication of the Origin of Species.