Natural History Near You

Putting natural history collections on the map

Crowdsourced Map of Collections in the UK & Ireland

We want your help in finding out about natural history collections in the UK & Ireland.

These collections provide a physical record of life at a local, regional, national and global level. Every collection, no matter how small, contains important information that shapes our understanding of the natural world and can help inform policy and legislation decisions, which impact on all of our futures. To make the best use of collections, people need to know what's out there and how they can get access to it. This is where NatSCA needs your input!

Do you know of any collections not shown on the map below? Can you add more details about one of the collections shown? Please help us add new collections and/or improve existing entries by correcting any incorrect details you find by emailing us at


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