The Museum's British Insect Collection represents all insect groups found on our home soil. From butterflies to beetles and bees, and even flies and fleas – the Collection is ‘Designated’ by Arts Council England as being of national and international importance.
Spanning almost the entire history of British entomology, OUMNH's British Insect Collection represents extensive information on the biodiversity of Britain and documents how it has changed during and after the Industrial Revolution. The Collection is also home to many examples of the first British capture of certain insect species, including some unique specimens.
You can help us to protect and share our British Insect Collection by donating to the HOPE Appeal.
HOPE also provides online learning resources, a 'Crunchy on the Outside' blog, and a range of family-friendly events like Insects Under the Lens and the 'Beasties or Besties?' Show.
Thanks to Lottery Players and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.