Gallery announcements

Visitor Information

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

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

Earth Today and Tomorrow closed

We are transforming Earth Today and Tomorrow into a new gallery about Human Evolution, opening in October, and a new shop, opening in August. 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 June 2015, but some specimens will undergo further conservation work until later in the summer.

Investigate centre

The Investigate centreĀ 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.