Experience London’s most unique nights out, in association with MasterCard

Press release - 29 September 2011

The Natural History Museum is pleased to announce the beginning of a three year partnership with MasterCard, who will be sponsoring the Museum’s After Hours and Night Safari evenings.

This new partnership between the Museum and MasterCard means we will be sharing our science and the treasures of our collections with an even wider range of visitors. Working with companies such as MasterCard provides invaluable support for our work. As part of the Priceless London programme, MasterCard cardholders can take advantage of a range of exclusive experiences, offers and discounts created by MasterCard and the museum.


At After Hours visitors can experience the Museum and its exhibitions in the evening, enjoy a drink or a meal and take in our array of fascinating collections and galleries at their own leisure.


The Museum’s Night Safari is an exciting opportunity to meet our scientists and take a closer look at specimens not usually on display to the public.  The Natural History Museum is home to 300 scientists and over 70 million specimens, and we look forward to sharing these with an even wider audience as a result of this new partnership. MasterCard cardholders that register at pricelesslondon.co.uk will have the opportunity to enjoy the MasterCard Bar at each After Hours event, where they will be served complimentary cocktails and canapés. MasterCard will also be hosting its own series of private Night Safari events, for 150 cardholders each time.


Dr Michael Dixon, Director of the Natural History Museum, commented “We are delighted to be working in partnership with MasterCard. At the Natural History Museum we are committed to sharing our spaces, collections and scientific expertise with new audiences, and so this is a fantastic opportunity to develop this within our After Hours and Night Safari programmes.”


Paul Trueman, Head of Marketing for MasterCard UK & Ireland, said: “MasterCard is evolving from a brand that celebrates Priceless moments to one that enables Priceless experiences, thereby bringing additional benefits to choosing to use MasterCard and building further emotional engagement with consumers. London is already an iconic, much-loved city and our aim is to enhance experiences of the Capital for all MasterCard cardholders from London, the UK and abroad, through long-term partnerships such as this one with the Natural History Museum that underpin Priceless London.”

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Winner of the Visit London 2010 Evening Standard’s People’s Choice Best London for Free Experience Award and Best Family Fun Award, in addition to being a top tourist attraction the Natural History Museum is a world-leading science research centre. Through its collections and scientific expertise, the Museum is helping to conserve the extraordinary richness and diversity of the natural world, with groundbreaking projects in more than 70 countries.