Gallery announcements

Earth Hall closure

The Earth Hall and globe escalator in the Red Zone will be closed from 16 November - 4 December while we install an exciting new display. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Entering the Museum at the Exhibition Road entrance? Use the Earth Today and Tomorrow gallery to access the Blue, Green and Orange Zone galleries (including Hintze Hall and Dinosaurs).

Use the stairs or lift to reach the upper Earth galleries, including Volcanoes and Earthquakes.

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.

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.