Gallery announcements

Identification and Advisory Service closure

There will be no identification services available in the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity on Sunday 2 November. Services will run as usual on Saturday 1 November.

Marine Invertebrates gallery closure

The gallery will be closed from 5-7 November so that we can work on the roof. You can see some of our star marine specimens on the Spirit Collection Tour – book a tour at the Information Desks.

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.

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.