Visiting the Museum

Have a great day out at the Museum with our tailor-made activities for community groups.

Our visit planner service will help you plan a visit that suits you, making sure you get the most from your trip. You can enjoy a hands-on experience with real specimens in the Investigate Centre.

Booking is essential - to book please fill out the booking enquiry form

Visit planner service

Let us help you plan a great day out. Whatever you are interested in, staff can help you plan your visit . By discussing your needs in advance, we will make sure you have a great time.

Availability: Everyday. Please give as much as notice as you can so we have time to put your plan together.

Investigate Centre

Touch, weigh and measure real specimens. From beetles to meteorites, book some time in the Investigate Centre and discover hundreds of real natural history specimens. Staff are there to help you make the most of your visit. Find out more about the Investigate Centre.

Availability: Every day. It is essential to book in advance to guarantee the time-slot of your choice.

Booking for community groups

To book your visit please fill out the booking enquiry form

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In 2003 nearly 12,000 scientists from over 60 countries came to work at the Museum.