Natural History Museum

Donation Box Design

Installation, Product Design

Design and detailing of bespoke donation boxes for the Natural History Museum, which aimed to bring the Museum’s brand mark to life and successfully increased donations. The solution had to work across lots of areas within the historic museum, from the traditional central hall to the modern Darwin Centre, so it was important that the materials and designs complemented this diverse range of environments.


The developed solution used the Natural History Museum’s logo as a viewfinder, to frame the famous collections and spaces within the museum. Constructed from stainless steel, walnut and laminated, toughened glass, the boxes were robust enough to handle tens of thousands of interactions across the lifetime of the product.

I was responsible for the product design, project and supplier management, and the main point of contact for the client throughout.




Martin Skelly

Creative Technologist
Scotland, UK

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