Gallery announcements

Dinosaurs gallery closure

The Dinosaurs gallery will close for six weeks on 4 January 2016, reopening for the spring half-term break on 14 February 2016.

This is so we can complete essential work to improve circulation around the Museum as part of the Hintze Hall redevelopment programme.

Mammal Hall closure

The Mammal Hall will be closed from Wednesday 25 November 2015, reopening on Saturday 28 November 2015.

This is to enable the installation of further scaffolding for the dismantling of the blue whale skeleton, which is part of the Hintze Hall redevelopment programme

Hintze Hall closures

Between now and the summer of 2017, Hintze Hall will be reimagined to lay bare the relationship between humans and the natural world. During the redisplay, some areas of the hall will close to the public and some specimens will be temporarily taken off view.

From 19 October 2015, the giant sequoia will be covered and removed from view, with the second floor balcony closing at the beginning of November 2015. The balcony and sequoia will reopen at the end of March 2016.

The first floor balcony will be closed from the beginning of April 2016 to the end of October 2016, and the ground floor will be closed from January to June 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Earth Today and Tomorrow closed

We are transforming Earth Today and Tomorrow into the new Cranbourne Boutique, as well as a new gallery about Human Evolution, opening in December. During this time, some specimens in the Earth Hall port windows will be removed for safety. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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 the end of 2015.

Investigate centre

The Investigate centre is closed for maintenance on the last Thursday of each month from 14.30, except during school holidays. For more information call the bookings office on +44 (0)20 7942 5555.