The Natural History Museum's collections and research facility will open on 15 September

The Natural History Museum in London's new Darwin Centre is a scientific research and collections facility has reached the end of a 25-month build.

Designed by Danish firm C F Møller Architects, the concrete, steel and glass building is intended to represent a giant cocoon. It will house millions of specimens from the museum's collection.

Darwin Centre

The centre will open on 15 September.