Gallery announcements

Birds gallery refurbishment

To ease congestion, we are moving specimens and cases and creating new displays in the Birds gallery. The gallery is open and refurbishments should be completed by spring 2015.

The transformed gallery will continue to showcase favourites such as the dodo and Archaeopteryx models and the historic hummingbird cabinet.

Dinosaurs gallery closure

After the summer school holidays, the Dinosaurs gallery will be closed for maintenance work from 8-19 September 2014. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Attenborough Studio closure

The Attenborough Studio is closed for maintenance work from 8-12 September and from 15-17 September. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Investigate centre closure

Investigate will close from Wednesday 3 September to Friday 5 September inclusive and from Monday 8 September to Friday 12 September inclusive. 

Hintze Hall, new name for the Central Hall

The Museum’s famous Central Hall has been renamed Hintze Hall, in recognition of a  generous donation from Sir Michael and Lady Hintze. Read the news.

Picnic Area refurbishment

We apologise for any disruption to your Picnic Area visit during the summer holidays. We are refurbishing the area and there may be some noisy building work at times.