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Accessing the
Herbarium's collection

In preparation of moving and digitising over 1.43 million specimens, access to the National Herbarium of NSW and its collections is closed to visitors and researchers until 2020. 

Main research collection

Once the herbarium collection has moved to the new centre at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan in 2020, the main research collection will be open to researchers by prior appointment only with: 

Manager Collections, Shelley James
National Herbarium of New South Wales 
(02) 9231 8013

Digitial collection access 

Public reference collection access 

This collection is available for people looking to identify their own plant collections. To access this collection please contact the Botanical Information Service ( [at]

Tours of the National Herbarium of New South Wales and the Daniel Solander Library

Public tours are regularly scheduled for the Herbarium and Library. Please see the What's On page for dates and booking information. Tours for special interest groups may be requested (maximum 15 people per tour), but as of January 2019 will be restricted. For more information, please contact: 

Manager Collections, Shelley James
National Herbarium of New South Wales
(02) 9231 8013

For education group tours, please contact:
School Booking Officer
(02) 9231 8111