Herbarium of Natural History Museum, London (NHM)

The Natural History Museum’s plant collections comprise an estimated 6 million specimens of:

   bryophytes   /   ferns   /   seed plants   /   slime moulds

The collections are worldwide in origin with around 10% from the British Isles.

They span a period from the 17th century to the present and include a number of historically important collections such as those of:

   Sir Hans Sloane  /   Sir Joseph Banks   /    Charles Darwin

The collections continue to grow and develop, with recent collecting efforts focused on supporting current research projects.