Take a colourful journey through the evolution of the animal kingdom with Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature at the Natural History Museum.
On display are more than 350 specimens, from multi-coloured birds and insects, to fossils and specimens from the national eye collection, which together chart and illustrate the 565-million-year development of sight and colour in the natural world.
Discover how the perception of colour varies between species and how it is used by mimics and colour-shifters as a survival mechanism. Test your own relationship with the colour spectrum though a series of interactive installations. And witness how vibrant feathers, metallic insects and colourful birds have inspired dyes, paints and art, such as artist Liz West’s artwork, Our Spectral Vision, which opens this very exhibition.