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The Darwin CentreThe Darwin CentreThe Darwin CentreThe unveiling of the cocoon at the heart of the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum on 15th September is a significant milestone for the well-known scientific centre. This latest development brings the vast building project, begun in 2002, to its final phase - the same year as the 200th anniversary of the great evolutionary theorist. From 1 1st January Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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The Darwin Centre
event > Exhibitions
DATES  Every day 10am-5.45pm
The unveiling of the cocoon at the heart of the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum on 15th September is a significant milestone for the well-known sci... More about this event
 
Images of NatureImages of NatureImages of NatureWomen artists are the theme of Natural History Museum's temporary exhibition in the Images of Nature gallery, which showcases botanical and zoological artworks from the museum's extensive collection. Many of the artworks include watercolours dating from the eighteenth century as well as works by some of the most outstanding botanical and zoological27th January 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free Event 
Images of Nature
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  8th March 2014 to 0th July 2015
Women artists are the theme of Natural History Museum's temporary exhibition in the Images of Nature gallery, which showcases botanical and zoological artworks... More about this event
 
Letters Of Note: Alfred Russell Wallace: TalkLetters Of Note: Alfred Russell Wallace: TalkFind out how Museum archivists care for the Wallace Collection.27th January 2015Tuesday 27th January 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Letters Of Note: Alfred Russell Wallace: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Tuesday 27th January 2015 - 2.30pm
Find out how Museum archivists care for the Wallace Collection.
 
Storytelling With Puppets: Jackie And The Beanstalk & Three Billy Goats Gruff (Over 3s)Storytelling With Puppets: Jackie And The Beanstalk & Three Billy Goats Gruff (Over 3s)An interactive session learning about natural history.27th January 2015Thursday 12th February 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Now On
Storytelling With Puppets: Jackie And The Beanstalk & Three Billy Goats Gruff (Over 3s)
event > Kids Events
PRICING  Free, adv booking required
DATES  27th Jan, 29th Jan, 3rd Feb, 5th Feb, 10th Feb and 12th Feb 2015
An interactive session learning about natural history.
 
The Great Debate WorkshopThe Great Debate WorkshopThe great 1860 evolution debate workshop.27th January 2015Wednesday 25th March 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
The Great Debate Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops | PRICING  Free  
DATES  16th December 2014 to 25th March 2015
The great 1860 evolution debate workshop.
 
Wildlife Photographer of the YearWildlife Photographer of the YearWildlife Photographer of the YearSome photographers wait for weeks in order to catch that one great action shot, some set up elaborate timing mechanisms. Others have simply seen an opportunity, grabbed a camera and produced a unique picture of the natural world. The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum consistently shows fresh perspecti27th January 2015Sunday 30th August 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Ongoing
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
event > Exhibitions
DATES  24th October 2014 to 30th August 2015
Some photographers wait for weeks in order to catch that one great action shot, some set up elaborate timing mechanisms. Others have simply seen an opportunity... More about this event
 
Stupendous Monsters: TalkStupendous Monsters: TalkJoin Museum scientist Ellinor Michel as she describes how important the Crystal Palace dinosaur models were in the 1850s, and how they are still significant today.28th January 2015Wednesday 28th January 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Stupendous Monsters: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Wednesday 28th January 2015 - 2.30pm
Join Museum scientist Ellinor Michel as she describes how important the Crystal Palace dinosaur models were in the 1850s, and how they are still significant to
 
The Stegosaur's Garden: TalkThe Stegosaur's Garden: TalkDiscover more about what the museum's new Stegosaurus' Jurassic home was really like.28th January 2015Wednesday 25th March 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The Stegosaur's Garden: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  28th January, 11th March and 25th March 2015 - 2.30pm
Discover more about what the museum's new Stegosaurus' Jurassic home was really like.
 
Dig It: The Unknown Underground: TalkDig It: The Unknown Underground: TalkDiscover the community of creepy crawlies living in the hidden world beneath our feet.29th January 2015Thursday 29th January 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Dig It: The Unknown Underground: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 29th January 2015 - 2.30pm-3pm
Discover the community of creepy crawlies living in the hidden world beneath our feet.
 
Dinosaurs Through Time: TourDinosaurs Through Time: TourAn after hours tour of the collection.30th January 2015Friday 30th January 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
On Soon
Dinosaurs Through Time: Tour
event > Tours
DATES  Friday 30th January 2015 at 7pm-7.45pm, 8pm-8.45pm and 9pm-9.45pm
An after hours tour of the collection.
 
The Wunderkammer At The Museum: TalkThe Wunderkammer At The Museum: TalkImprovised shows inspired by the fossils and palaeontology at the Museum.30th January 2015Friday 30th January 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
On Soon
The Wunderkammer At The Museum: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Friday 30th January 2015 at 7pm-8pm and 8.30pm-9.30pm
Improvised shows inspired by the fossils and palaeontology at the Museum.
 
Secrets Of The StegosaurSecrets Of The StegosaurLearn more about the dinosaur.30th January 2015Friday 30th January 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
On Soon
Secrets Of The Stegosaur
event > Kids Events
DATES  Friday 30th January 2015 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Learn more about the dinosaur.
 
Crocodiles Rock: TalkCrocodiles Rock: TalkA palaeontologist talks about the evolution of these ancient predators.31st January 2015Saturday 31st January 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Crocodiles Rock: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 31st January 2015 at 12.30pm-1pm and 2.30pm-3pm
A palaeontologist talks about the evolution of these ancient predators.
 
Hands On Nature: DinosaursHands On Nature: DinosaursLearn how to identify real fossil specimens from the Museum's collection.31st January 2015Saturday 21st March 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Hands On Nature: Dinosaurs
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops | PRICING  Free  
DATES  20th December 2014 to 21st March 2015
Learn how to identify real fossil specimens from the Museum's collection.
 
Dino Scene InvestigationDino Scene InvestigationDrop-in fossil workshop.1st February 2015Sunday 22nd March 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Dino Scene Investigation
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops | PRICING  Free  
DATES  4th January to 22nd March 2015
Drop-in fossil workshop.
 
Crime Scene LiveCrime Scene LiveWork with Museum forensic experts to solve a murder mystery, then go into court and be cross-examined on your evidence by London barristers.6th February 2015Friday 6th March 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
On Soon
Crime Scene Live
event > Leisure
DATES  Friday 6th February and Tuesday 3rd March 2015 - 6.30pm-10pm
Work with Museum forensic experts to solve a murder mystery, then go into court and be cross-examined on your evidence by London barristers.
 
Stegosaur Mysteries: TalkStegosaur Mysteries: TalkA Museum palaeontologist discusses the armoured dinosaur.7th February 2015Wednesday 4th March 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Stegosaur Mysteries: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 7th February 2015 at 12.30pm and 2.30pm & Wednesday 4th March 2015 at 2.30pm
A Museum palaeontologist discusses the armoured dinosaur.
 
A History Of Life In 100 Fossils: TalkA History Of Life In 100 Fossils: TalkA talk by the author of the book.11th February 2015Sunday 22nd March 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
A History Of Life In 100 Fossils: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Wednesday 11th February 2015 at 2.30pm-3pm & Sunday 22nd March 2015 at 12.30pm-1pm and 2.30pm-3pm
A talk by the author of the book.
 
Animal Vision: TalkAnimal Vision: TalkProf Richard Fortey presents a talk featuring live animals.14th February 2015Saturday 14th March 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
On Soon
Animal Vision: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  14th Feb, 16th Feb, 18th Feb, 20th Feb and 14th Mar 2015
Prof Richard Fortey presents a talk featuring live animals.
 
Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus The Duck-Billed Dinosaur: TalkTyrannosaurus Rex Versus The Duck-Billed Dinosaur: TalkDiscover more about the appeal of the little known Lambeosaurus.15th February 2015Wednesday 18th February 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus The Duck-Billed Dinosaur: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 15th February 2015 at 12.30pm-1pm and 2.30pm-3pm & Wednesday 18th February 2015 at 2.30pm-3pm
Discover more about the appeal of the little known Lambeosaurus.
 
Exploration Society Adventure Days: Ultimate Outdoor Laser Tag (Ages 8-13)Exploration Society Adventure Days: Ultimate Outdoor Laser Tag (Ages 8-13)Years 4-9 travel out to Laser Mayhem in Essex to take part in a series of battles.16th February 2015Monday 16th February 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
On Soon
Exploration Society Adventure Days: Ultimate Outdoor Laser Tag (Ages 8-13)
event > Kids Events
DATES  Monday 16th February 2015 - 9am-5pm
Years 4-9 travel out to Laser Mayhem in Essex to take part in a series of battles.
 
Exploration Society Adventure Days: ZSL London Zoo (Ages 8-13)Exploration Society Adventure Days: ZSL London Zoo (Ages 8-13)Years 4-9 head to Regent's Park or a day of animal magic.17th February 2015Tuesday 17th February 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
On Soon
Exploration Society Adventure Days: ZSL London Zoo (Ages 8-13)
event > Kids Events
DATES  Tuesday 17th February 2015 - 9am-5pm
Years 4-9 head to Regent's Park or a day of animal magic.
 
The Animal Story Puppet ShowThe Animal Story Puppet ShowDiscover more about our native wildlife.17th February 2015Thursday 19th February 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
On Soon
The Animal Story Puppet Show
event > Kids Events
PRICING  Free, adv booking required
DATES  17th, 18th and 19th February 2015 at 11am-11.30am, 12noon-12.30pm, 1pm-1.30pm and 2pm-2.30pm
Discover more about our native wildlife.
 
Exploration Society Adventure Days: Climbing And Extreme Aqua Splash (Ages 8-13)Exploration Society Adventure Days: Climbing And Extreme Aqua Splash (Ages 8-13)Years 4-9 head for the dizzy heights of Mile End Climbing Wall.18th February 2015Friday 20th February 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
On Soon
Exploration Society Adventure Days: Climbing And Extreme Aqua Splash (Ages 8-13)
event > Kids Events
DATES  Wednesday 18th and Friday 20th February 2015 - 9am-5pm
Years 4-9 head for the dizzy heights of Mile End Climbing Wall.
 
Exploration Society Adventure Days: Woodland Skills Day (Under 4s)Exploration Society Adventure Days: Woodland Skills Day (Under 4s)Years 1-9 enjoy a day in the great outdoors on Wimbledon Common.19th February 2015Thursday 19th February 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
On Soon
Exploration Society Adventure Days: Woodland Skills Day (Under 4s)
event > Kids Events
DATES  Thursday 19th February 2015 - 9am-5pm
Years 1-9 enjoy a day in the great outdoors on Wimbledon Common.
 
Putting Skin On The Stegosaur: TalkPutting Skin On The Stegosaur: TalkA chance to see how images of dinosaurs are created.28th February 2015Saturday 28th February 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free Event 
Putting Skin On The Stegosaur: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 28th February 2015 at 12.30pm-1pm and 2.30pm-3pm
A chance to see how images of dinosaurs are created.
 
Storytelling With Puppets: Little Red Hen & Chicken Licken: Workshop (Over 3s)Storytelling With Puppets: Little Red Hen & Chicken Licken: Workshop (Over 3s)Explore natural history and science using puppets and storytelling.3rd March 2015Tuesday 24th March 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
 
Storytelling With Puppets: Little Red Hen & Chicken Licken: Workshop (Over 3s)
event > Kids Events
PRICING  Free, adv booking required
DATES  3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th and 24th Mar 2015
Explore natural history and science using puppets and storytelling.
 
Jurassic MammalsJurassic MammalsBristol University's Pam Gill and palaeontologist Pip Brewer look at early mammals.18th March 2015Wednesday 18th March 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free Event 
Jurassic Mammals
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Wednesday 18th March 2015 - 2.30pm
Bristol University's Pam Gill and palaeontologist Pip Brewer look at early mammals.
 
Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the SeaCoral Reefs: Secret Cities of the SeaCoral Reefs: Secret Cities of the SeaThe Natural History Museum's exhibition Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea examines the spectacular seascapes and richness of life beneath the waves. Home to almost a quarter of all living species under the sea, coral reefs are a vital source of food, income and storm protection for many million people around the world. This exhibition will feat27th March 2015Sunday 13th September 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
 
Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea
event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
DATES  27th March to 13th September 2015
The Natural History Museum's exhibition Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea examines the spectacular seascapes and richness of life beneath the waves. Home t... More about this event
 
Hands On Nature: Ocean LifeHands On Nature: Ocean LifeA chance to discover more about the creatures that live in our oceans.28th March 2015Saturday 28th March 2015 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free Event 
Hands On Nature: Ocean Life
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 28th March 2015 at 11am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
A chance to discover more about the creatures that live in our oceans.
 
 
 

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The Great Debate Workshop
Exhibitions | Until 25th March 2015 

Natural History Museum

The great 1860 evolution debate workshop....More

Images of Nature
Images of Nature
Exhibitions | Next performance 27th January 2015 

Natural History Museum

Women artists are the theme of Natural History Museum's temporary exhibition in the Images of Nature gallery, which showcases botanical ...More

 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Exhibitions | Until 30th August 2015 

Natural History Museum

Some photographers wait for weeks in order to catch that one great action shot, some set up elaborate timing mechanisms. ...More

 
Letters Of Note: Alfred Russell Wallace: Talk
Exhibitions | On 27th January 2015 

Natural History Museum

Find out how Museum archivists care for the Wallace Collection....More

Storytelling With Puppets: Jackie And The Beanstalk & Three Billy Goats Gruff (Over 3s)
Kids Events | Until 12th February 2015 

Natural History Museum

An interactive session learning about natural history....More

Churchill's Scientists
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2016 

Science Museum 1 minute walk from Natural History Museum

The Science Museum's major exhibition of 2015 is Churchill's Scientists, which will run from January 2015 until early 2016. Marking ...More

Oboe Masterclass With Jacques Tys
Exhibitions | On 27th January 2015 

Royal College of Music 4 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

RCM Prince Consort Professor Jacques Tys works with woodwind players....More

V & A Exhibition Road Project
V & A Exhibition Road Project
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 4 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

A new purpose-built underground gallery, magnificent courtyard space and a new entrance from Exhibition Road on the west side of ...More

 
Disobedient Objects
Disobedient Objects
Exhibitions | Until 1st February 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 4 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

The V&A's Disobedient Objects exhibition showcases items made to play a role in political protest, ranging from Suffragette teapots to ...More

 
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014
Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 4 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

The V&A turns its attentions, and not inconsiderable costume collection, to the subject of marriage, and in particular the evolution ...More

 
 

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May in London 2015
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Bend It Like Beckham goes from screen to London stage in May 2015, just one of the LondonTown top ...More

 
The VFX Festival 2015
Exhibitions | Until 29th January 2015 

Vue West End

Now in its third year, The VFX Festival will kick off in central London on the 27th January for three ...More

The Dark Side Of Love: The Valentine's Masked Ball
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 13th February 2015 

The Coronet Theatre

The eve of Valentine's Day falls on Friday 13th this year, providing the perfect opportunity to celebrate the darker side ...More

The Art of the Brick
The Art of the Brick
Exhibitions | Until 12th April 2015 

The Old Truman Brewery

See the Mona Lisa in LEGO when you visit The Art of the Brick, a display of over 75 ...More

 
Extreme Garnishing: Sweetheart Soiree
Seasonal | On 13th February 2015 

Bethnal Green Working Men's Club

The Robin Collective is celebrating the big day with a special Valentine's edition of Extreme Garnishing, its popular 'play-with-your-food' workshop. ...More

English National Opera: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg
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Concerts | 7th February 2015 - 10th March 2015 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

One of three new productions within English National Opera's 2014/15 season, The Mastersingers of Nuremberg sees Richard Jones's acclaimed staging ...More

 
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Opened 5th January 2015 

High up on level 37 of 20 Fenchurch Street (Rafael Vinoly's top heavy building also known as the Walkie Talkie) ...More

 
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Opened 10th January 2015 

Gourmet burger chain Honest Burgers, launched in Brixton Market in 2011 by founders Tom Barton, Dorian Waite and Phil Eeles, ...More

 
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