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14/09/2009 David Attenborough and Prince William officially open the Darwin Centre


Sir David Attenborough speech at the Darwin Centre grand opening | Natural History Museum


Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum opened by Prince


Royal celebrations at the Darwin Centre opening | Natural History Museum


Natural History museum opens Darwin Centre


First look at Darwin Centre 'cocoon'

The Darwin Centre was designed as a new home for the museum's collection of tens of millions of preserved specimens, as well as new work spaces for the museum's scientific staff, and new educational visitor experiences. Built in two distinct phases, it is the most significant new development project in the museum's history.
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    • Essentials 

    • Early history 

    • Planning and architecture of new building 

    • Separation from the British Museum 

    • Geological Museum 

    • The Darwin Centre 

    • The Attenborough Studio 

    • Major specimens and exhibits 

    • Galleries 

    • Education and research 

    • Access 

    • In fiction 

    • Natural History Museum at Tring 

    • Bibliography