Gallery announcements

Visitor information

The Museum is usually very busy during school holidays. Long queues are likely at the entrances to the Museum and our most popular attractions, such as the Dinosaurs gallery.

From 28 May to 5 June, Hintze Hall and the Dinosaurs gallery will open at 9.30. The rest of the Museum will open at 10.00.

Follow @NHM_Visiting for up-to-date queueing times and other useful information ahead of your visit.

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.

The second floor balcony is currently closed, and the giant sequoia has been covered and removed from view. The balcony and sequoia will reopen at the end of June.

The first floor balcony will be closed from 11 April 2016 to 31 October 2016. The Minerals Gallery will be closed during this period, but we are aiming to reopen access from July 2016.

The ground floor will be closed from January to summer 2017. In the period leading up to these closures, some specimens may be taken off view in preparation for further works. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during these closures.

Ecology gallery

The Ecology gallery will be closed from 29 February to be transformed into a new home for the Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, which will open on 21 October 2016.

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.