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The global environmental emergency – not only the climate crisis but also large-scale biodiversity loss – is the biggest challenge facing the world.

Museums have always had an important role to play in creating spaces for people to debate, learn and share ideas and hope for a better future.

Through exhibitions, education and activities – and by engaging our audiences in dialogue about changes beyond our walls – we aim to promote awareness and conservation of the natural world and cultural heritage. 

Find out more about the work we're doing, discover exhibitions and events, and explore stories about these global issues.

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Let it grow: supporting urban biodiversity

While you might not think the urban areas many of us live in are particularly biodiverse, Assistant Curator Ashleigh Whiffin will change your mind and offers some tips for how to make a bit of space for nature.

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Climate emergency films

Explore how we use our collections to understand the past, present and future of the climate emergency.

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