Our collections of specimens, books, manuscripts, artworks and artefacts are of huge historical and scientific importance, and achieved coveted ‘Designated Status’ from the Arts Council England in 2014.

The AdoptLINN scheme aims to support the preservation and use of our outstanding collections for scientific and historical research, education, and outreach, so they can continue to inspire and delight people of all ages for centuries to come. Adopting on behalf of a special person—be it a gift, tribute, or memorial—can be a wonderful way to celebrate their passion for natural history.