Timelapse video tracks
Urban Nature Project progress

Natural History Museum Updates
November 29, 2023

Timelapse video tracks Urban Nature Project progress

The Natural History Museum is creating a haven for people and wildlife, playing its part in UK urban nature recovery. Proudly sponsored by Workman, the Urban Nature Project is the Museum’s response to the increasing pressures of urbanisation, climate change and biodiversity loss on people and planet.

In this latest timelapse video, watch the walls and roofs of the Natural History Museum’s two new buildings, the Garden Kitchen and the Nature Activity Centre supported by AWS, start to emerge and the main step-free pathways begin to weave their way through the garden. The five-acre site in South Kensington is being transformed into a welcoming, accessible and biologically diverse green space in the heart of London.

Using the transformation of the Museum’s gardens as a springboard, the Urban Nature Project is about providing people, no matter who they are or where they live, the practical skills and tools to take action to safeguard nature in their local environment. The Museum’s gardens will be a place for people to learn about the diversity of life on Earth and how our planet is changing over time. They will also showcase the Museum’s scientific research.

The Natural History Museum’s new gardens are due to open in summer 2024.


Find out more about the Urban Nature Project and keep up to date with the latest construction updates here.

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