These are links to other sites which may be of interest to members of the Society. This list is currently under compilation. If you know of others that should be here, or notice any that are out of date, please let us know, please contact our web manager.

SHNH does not take any responsibility for the content of any of these sites.


Nature societies online A directory of British and Irish natural history and related societies

This online directory from London's Natural History Museum Website lists a wide variety of general natural history and subject specific organisations in Britain and Ireland. Local, county and national groups and societies are represented.

Societies are searchable by name, keyword (for example 'natural history', 'birds', 'insects' etc), initial letter or region. You may compile a list of societies by clicking the add link associated with each society. This will build a list for you, that can be sent as an email or printed.



ARKive is creating a multimedia guide to the world's endangered species.

Darwin Correspondence Project

You can read and search the full texts of more than 6000 of Darwin’s letters, and find information on 9,000 more. All are being published in the complete edition of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin (F. Burkhardt et al. eds, Cambridge University Press). 

Darwin Digital Library of Evolution

Linnaeus around the world

Stories and articles linked to other organisations that, in one way or another, are connected to Linnaeus providing a valuable resource for Linnaeus researchers and others - topics covered include culture, the arts, nature, geography, peoples, travel, ethnography, history, the sciences and adventure.

Linnean Collections of the Linnean Society of London online

A digital archive of unique material relating to the society's priceless collections of specimens, manuscripts and letters, enabling full global access for investigation allowing researchers to rapidly check details of the specimens on-line, including morphological details and written data.

Royal Society - Turning the pages gallery

The 'Turning the Pages' gallery has high quality scans of some of the important and beautiful manuscripts in Royal Society's collection. The latest scans include scientists exploring the world: ‘Scientific travellers’. 

Alfred Russell Wallace Correspondence Project


Societies & Organisations

Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science

Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science (AAHPSSS) is the professional association of historians, philosophers and social scientists in Australasia studying science, technology and medicine, with all these terms being interpreted as broadly as the natural elasticity of the human mind can achieve.

The British Society for the History of Science

The BHBS works to bring together people with an interest in the histories of science, technology and medicine and their changing relationship with society.

CILIP - Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

CILIP is a professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers.

History of Science Society

The History of Science Society is dedicated to understanding science, technology, medicine, and their interactions with society in historical context.

The International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology

ISHPSSB brings together scholars from diverse disciplines, including the life sciences as well as history, philosophy, and social studies of science.

Linnean Society of London

The Linnean Society encourages debate, research, publications, and meetings, as well as maintaining internationally important historical collections in the biological sciences. 

London Natural History Society

Activities focus on the diverse wildlife of the London area. The website has useful links to other websites, with a focus on specialist natural history societies and similar amateur societies as well as a Recording and Mapping page.

Natural History Network

National Trust

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

SPNHC is an international organization devoted to the preservation, conservation and management of natural history collections.

Museums and Libraries

CILIP - Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

CILIP is a professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers.

Grant Museum of Zoology

The Grant Museum is the only remaining university zoological museum in London. It houses around 67,000 specimens, covering the whole Animal Kingdom. Founded in 1828 as a teaching collection, the Museum is packed full of skeletons, mounted animals and specimens preserved in fluid. Many of the species are now endangered or extinct including the Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine, the Quagga, and the Dodo.

Museums Association

Natural History Museum, London

Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Whipple Museum of the History of Science

The Society for the History of Natural History (Registered Charity No.2103555 in England and Wales)