Lucy Cooke explores weird and wonderful flies at the Museum | Natural History Museum

Erica, hello! Nice to meet you. This is part of our insect collection. There must be millions. Approximately 34 million, to be kind of precise, if we can be. Yes, it’s one of the largest collections in the world. These are some of my babies. So I work on the best animals on the planet.…Continue reading Lucy Cooke explores weird and wonderful flies at the Museum | Natural History Museum

Follow a 360° family fungi foray | Natural History Museum

Follow a 360° family fungi foray | Natural History Museum

My name’s Sophie, I’m the area ranger here at Springhill National Trust property at Moneymore. Springhill is what they call a plantation house, so it was built by planters who came over from Scotland in the 17th century. It’s made up of farmland, woodland, parkland, gardens and it would have been about 300 acres at…Continue reading Follow a 360° family fungi foray | Natural History Museum

Life in the Dark – behind the scenes | Natural History Museum

Life in the Dark – behind the scenes | Natural History Museum

At the Natural History Museum in London, the finishing touches are being made to an exhibition which explores life that exists in near-total darkness. The Museum is working with a specialist design studio to use video gaming technology to bring visitors closer to some of the most inaccessible environments on the planet. Life in the…Continue reading Life in the Dark – behind the scenes | Natural History Museum

Diving in the dark: exploring underground realms | Natural History Museum

Diving in the dark: exploring underground realms | Natural History Museum

We think we know our planet, but hidden below its surface is a dark and mysterious world. For me and for other cave explorers, we look into those black doorways and we see nothing but opportunity. Mountaineers often say that they climb mountains, because they’re there. We go into caves and go cave diving, because…Continue reading Diving in the dark: exploring underground realms | Natural History Museum

200 years, WWI & WWII, Communism: The Story of Berlin’s Natural History Museum

200 years, WWI & WWII, Communism: The Story of Berlin’s Natural History Museum

This episode is brought to you by the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois and the Museum Fur Naturkunde in Berlin, Germany. 2018 marks the hundred and twenty-fifth year anniversary of the Field Museum. By 1893 we had raised funds amassed collections from the World’s Fair, developed exhibit cases for display to the public and were…Continue reading 200 years, WWI & WWII, Communism: The Story of Berlin’s Natural History Museum