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Natural History Museum

Hire this venue for your own event - it has five function rooms the largest of which can hold a maximum of 1200 guests and the smallest is ideal for 20.

The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from across the natural world, including insects, fossils and rocks. The Dinosaur gallery is one of the most popular exhibits in the museum, with a giant T. rex, the horned Triceratops and the fossilised skin of an Edmontosaurus. Kids can also try their hand at becoming a scientist through hands-on educational tools, gallery trails and art activities. And if the giant squid and blue whales still haven't awed your kids, take them inside a giant globe representative of the solar system, or bring them to 'The Power Within' where they can feel an earthquake simulation.

 

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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 129th May 2017 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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The Darwin Centre
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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 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... More about this event
 
Sensational ButterfliesSensational ButterfliesSensational ButterfliesFrom chomping caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Natural History Museum comes alive at summer with the arrival of the tropical butterfly house on the museum lawn. Visitors to Sensational Butterflies can take on butterfly challenges, try out games and activities as they explore one of the planet's most amazing life cycles and experience the 29th May 2017Sunday 17th September 2017 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Ongoing
Sensational Butterflies
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TIMES  31st March to 17th September 2017  PRICING  £5.85 (Adult, Child and concession), £19.80 (Family)
From chomping caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Natural History Museum comes alive at summer with the arrival of the tropical butterfly house on the museum lawn. Visitors to Sensational Butterflies can take on butterfly challenges, try out games and activities as they explore one of the planet's most amazing life cycles and experience the ... More about this event
 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016Swarming mayflies, ethereal killer whales and curious foxes are among the creatures captured on camera at this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. The annual exhibition at the Natural History Museum consistently shows fresh perspectives on animals, insects, plants and landscapes - capturing brilliantly across a number of categories29th May 2017Sunday 10th September 2017 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Ongoing
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
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TIMES  21st October 2016 to 10th September 2017  PRICING  £10.50-£13.50 (Adult), £6.30-£8 (Child and concession), £27-£36.90 (Family)
Swarming mayflies, ethereal killer whales and curious foxes are among the creatures captured on camera at this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. The annual exhibition at the Natural History Museum consistently shows fresh perspectives on animals, insects, plants and landscapes - capturing brilliantly across a number of categories... More about this event
 
The Art Of British Natural HistoryThe Art Of British Natural HistoryOver 200 original illustrations celebrating the nature on our shores. Items from the museum's collection will explore the many different ways the wildlife in Britain has been depicted over the past 300 years.29th May 2017Sunday 1st July 2018 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Free EventOngoing
The Art Of British Natural History
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TIMES  22nd May 2017 to 1st July 2018 - 10am-5.50pm  PRICING  Free
Over 200 original illustrations celebrating the nature on our shores. Items from the museum's collection will explore the many different ways the wildlife in Britain has been depicted over the past 300 years.
Whales: Beneath the surfaceWhales: Beneath the surfaceWhales: Beneath the surfaceWith a gigantic blue whale skeleton replacing Dippy the Dinosaur in the Natural History Museum's Hintze Hall, the museum is also hosting a new exhibition, Whales: Beneath the surface. The family event invites visitors to dive deeper into the mysterious world of the mammals with some of nature's finest whale specimens. From huge complete skeletons t14th July 2017Sunday 1st October 2017 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Whales: Beneath the surface
event  Running from Friday 14th July 2017 until Sunday 1st October 2017
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With a gigantic blue whale skeleton replacing Dippy the Dinosaur in the Natural History Museum's Hintze Hall, the museum is also hosting a new exhibition, Whales: Beneath the surface. The family event invites visitors to dive deeper into the mysterious world of the mammals with some of nature's finest whale specimens. From huge complete skeletons t... More about this event
 
Little Mermaid And Tales From The DeepLittle Mermaid And Tales From The DeepA show exploring the diversity of sea life.24th July 2017Monday 14th August 2017 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free Event 
Little Mermaid And Tales From The Deep
event  Running from Monday 24th July 2017 until Monday 14th August 2017
TIMES  24th Jul, 31st Jul, 7th Aug and 14th Aug 2017 at 12noon and 1.30pm  PRICING  Free
A show exploring the diversity of sea life.
Dino Snores For KidsDino Snores For KidsCommunity & Lifestyle, Family Event.28th July 2017Friday 25th August 2017 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Dino Snores For Kids
event  Running from Friday 28th July 2017 until Friday 25th August 2017
TIMES  Friday 28th July and Friday 25th August 2017 - 6pm-10pm  PRICING  child £60, mems £54
Community & Lifestyle, Family Event.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Spirit CollectionBehind-the-Scenes Tour: Spirit CollectionAttractions & Museums, Guided Tour.1st August 2017Thursday 31st August 2017 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Spirit Collection
event  Running from Tuesday 1st August 2017 until Thursday 31st August 2017
TIMES  1st to 31st August 2017 - Various Times  PRICING  £10
Attractions & Museums, Guided Tour.
Crochet Workshop: Celebrating The Blue WhaleCrochet Workshop: Celebrating The Blue WhaleExhibitions & Art, Crafts.4th August 2017Friday 4th August 2017 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Crochet Workshop: Celebrating The Blue Whale
event  Friday 4th August 2017
TIMES  Friday 4th August 2017 - 7.30pm-11.30pm  PRICING  £45, mems £40.50
Exhibitions & Art, Crafts.
Dino Snores For Grown-upsDino Snores For Grown-upsA sleepover which includes a three-course dinner, a trip through the galleries and temporary exhibitions, live music, edible insect tasting, an all-night monster movie marathon, a science show, stand-up comedy and a drinks tasting session.4th August 2017Friday 4th August 2017 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
 
Dino Snores For Grown-ups
event  Friday 4th August 2017
TIMES  Friday 4th August 2017 - 7.30pm-11.30pm  PRICING  £180, mems £162
A sleepover which includes a three-course dinner, a trip through the galleries and temporary exhibitions, live music, edible insect tasting, an all-night monster movie marathon, a science show, stand-up comedy and a drinks tasting session.

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Natural History Museum View of the Natural History Museum as you exit the subway. 

   
Natural History Museum - View of the Natural History Museum as you exit the subway.

Natural History Museum View of the Natural History Museum as you exit the subway. 

 

Central Hall

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Reception
1200
 
Dinner
650
 
Dance
450
 

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Earth Galleries

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Reception
600
 
Dinner
200
 
Dance
200
 

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Flett Theatre

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Theatre
200
 

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Flett Theatre Boardroom

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Boardroom
20
 

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Mary Anning Room

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60
 

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