Behind the Scenes at Lates: Spirit Collection

Event information

Event type: Behind-the-scenes, tour

Location: Meet next to the cloakroom in Hintze Hall (Green Zone)

Ticket prices:

Adult: £10

Join us at Lates for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum's fascinating zoology spirit collection.

As we explore some of the Darwin Centre’s 27 kilometres of shelves, you’ll encounter numerous treasures hidden among the 22 million animal specimens housed here.

You’ll meet Archie, our 8.62-metre-long giant squid, view specimens collected by Charles Darwin himself and learn more about our cutting-edge research.


This event is part of Lates, where you can explore the Museum's galleries, exhibitions and shops after hours. Don't miss the other great events happening the same evening.

Important information

The tour is suitable for adults and children over eight years old. Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Bags are not allowed on the tour, but free use of the cloakroom in the Red Zone is included in your ticket.

If you'll be using a wheelchair on this tour, please let us know in advance so can we make appropriate arrangements.

Please arrive at the Zoology spirit building desk in the Orange Zone a few minutes before your tour is scheduled to begin.

Got a question? Call us on +44 (0)20 7942 5000, Monday to Friday, 9.30-17.30.

Event dates
26 October 2018 18.30-19.15, 19.00-19.45, 19.30-20.15, 20.00-20.45, 20.30-21.15, 21.00-21.45

Meeting point

Please arrive at the meeting point next to the cloakroom in Hintze Hall (Green Zone) a few minutes before your tour is scheduled to begin.