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A natural choice for Christmas presents

The Natural History Museum is giving shoppers more opportunities than ever before to buy unusual nature-themed gifts this Christmas. With evening shopping and the chance to buy gifts online, it's even more convenient to find the perfect Christmas present.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year images on sale for the first time
Lovers of nature, photography and art can now enjoy images by the world's most talented wildlife photographers at home. Thousands of winning and commended images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition will go on sale for the first time at the Natural History Museum from 24 to 27 November 2005. Many of the ex-display photographs will be framed, but some will be unframed. Prices start at £60.
Dates and times:  Thursday 24 - Sunday 27 November, 19.00-17.30
Location: Flett Events Theatre

Special Christmas Evening

Save 20% on your Christmas shopping in the Museum shop and 10% off stunning diamond jewellery from the Diamonds exhibition shop. Toast the festive season with a glass of Christmas cheer as you listen to carol singers and a brass band perform seasonal favourites. Children can meet Santa and a roller-skating snowman, make Christmas decorations and ice gingerbread. 
Date and time:  Monday 5 December 2005 19.00-21.30
Location:   Central Hall
Booking:  020 7942 5555 (lines open Mon-Fri, 10.00 - 16.00)

Christmas Fair
Make it the perfect winter experience by indulging in a spot of shopping for unusual and inspirational gifts at the traditional Christmas Fair, next to the Museum's Ice Rink.
Dates and times:  16 November - 6 January 2006, Monday - Saturday 10.00-22.00, Sunday 11.00-22.00
Location: East lawn

Time Out After Hours
The Natural History Museum is now open until 21.00 every Friday evening, until 24 February. The Museum Shop will also be open for late night Christmas shopping. From cuddly dinosaurs to diamante washing up gloves, there is a huge selection of gifts for all the family.
Dates and times:  Every Friday until 21.00

Visit our new online shop
Check out our brand new online shop for a huge range of Natural History Museum licensed products and other items.

Browse the different sections such as Fashion and Jewellery, Home, Garden and Pets, Children and, of course, Books. Online visitors can also buy Membership to the Museum. You'll find all sorts of fantastic things to buy - ideal for your Christmas shopping this year.