Eat, drink and shop

The Deli cafe at the Museum

Refuel in our restaurant and cafés and pick up gifts and souvenirs in our shops.

All our eateries are family friendly and have tasty, freshly prepared food. You can find vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options too.

In our shops, we strive to source products made from organic, recycled and sustainable materials. All sales support the work of the Museum.

The Restaurant

Enjoy sandwiches and burgers as well as soup, pizzas, pasta and puddings. We have a special menu for kids and parents can warm baby food in the self-service microwaves provided. 

In the Green Zone. Open 11.00-15.30 on weekdays and 11.00-16.00 on weekends and during school holidays.

Diners enjoying their meals in our Restaurant

Deli Café

Choose from a range of sandwiches, wraps and seasonal salads, or try our cakes, pastries and muffins. For kids, there are special lunch and activity packs.

In the Red Zone. Open 10.00-17.00.

Some of the fresh sandwiches and salads available in the Deli Café

Central Café

Take a break in the historic Waterhouse building and enjoy a selection of sandwiches and salads, or tuck into crisps, cakes, pastries and fruit.

In the Blue Zone. Open 10.00-17.30. High chairs available.

Some of cakes, pastries and other sweet treats on sale in the Central Café

Darwin Centre Café

Stop a while in this light and airy café. Choose from a range of sandwiches and salads, or indulge in our crisps, cakes, pastries, muffins and sweet snacks.

In the Orange Zone. Open 10.00-17.00.

Sandwiches and baguettes, prepared fresh every day, at the Darwin Centre Café

Museum Shop

Find a great range of nature-inspired gifts for kids and grown-ups. From puzzles and toys to art prints and homeware, the Museum Shop is a must for all visitors.

Near Hintze Hall and the Cromwell Road entrance.

The main shop in Hintze Hall

Earth Shop

From large crystals to small stones, the Earth Shop is full of tempting treasures. You can also find books, jewellery and other gifts to take home.

Adjacent to the Deli Café in the Red Zone.

The Earth shop and its countless crystals and gemstones

Dino Store

Dinosaur models, soft toys, games, puzzles, mugs, fossil replicas, T-shirts, onesies and more. This store is dedicated to dinosaurs and perfect for lovers of all things prehistoric.

At the exit of the Dinosaur Gallery.

A collection of plush dinosaur toys