I know what you’re thinking: isn’t the Natural History Museum Shop full of mammoth-shaped pen toppers and rulers with glitter in them? Well it turns out that times have changed since I was in school, and I recently discovered that the Natural History Museum Shop has some completely gorgeous fashion and home items that I would never have expected to see there. And you don’t have to travel into London to visit it (although I’d highly recommend that you do if you ever get the chance because the Natural History Museum itself is incredible), because there’s an online store too.
I spent an entire lunch break this week browsing through all of the wonderful items in the Natural History Museum Shop, so I thought I’d share some of my favourites with you in a spotlight. I’ve picked lots of them out of the new Otherworlds collection, which has just launched alongside the new space photography exhibition of the same name, but there are a few extra items on the list too.
Otherworlds Blue Metallic Star Print Scarf
£10, available here
This pretty scarf has a subtle space theme perfect for a fashion-conscious science-lover like me.
Set of four Retro Space Coasters
£10, available here
How great are these coasters? I love the pop-art style and bright colours. There are matching shot glasses, mugs and beakers for these, too, some of which can be seen in the image at the top of this article.
£10, available here.
I love this Jupiter Necklace featuring an image of the planet’s famous Great Red Spot.
Glow-in-the-Dark Moonlight Clock
£45, available here.
This clock is super-stylish but ultra geeky too, the perfect mix in my eyes. It features a photo of the moon taken by astronomy photographer Norbert, and when night comes it even glows in the dark. So cool!
Company of Falcons Necklace
£50, available here.
Moving on from the gorgeous space-themed Otherworlds collection, the Natural History Museum Shop also has a huge range of other brilliant products too. This one comes from its partnership with Etsy, so is actually created by Martin Tomsky, a talented guy who hand-crafts this necklace from wood. It was inspired by the winner of the Birds category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015, which was on display at the Natural History Museum during the photography exhibition last year.
Large Glass Crystal Skull Container
£15 (on sale for £10.50), available here.
Add an edgy twist to your cocktails with this skull-shaped glass.
Hand Decorated World Map Chest of Drawers
£800, available here.
One final bonus item here – it’s a bit on the pricey side at £800! But look how amazing this chest of drawers is. I might attempt to create something like this myself one day, but it probably wouldn’t look anywhere near as awesome.