Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Spirit Collection

Event information

Event type: Behind-the-scenes, tour

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

Ticket prices:

Adult: £15

Go behind the scenes with our knowledgable science educators for a look at the Museum's fascinating zoology collection preserved in spirit.

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.

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 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 cloakroom in Hintze Hall (Green 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
16 November 2018 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15
17 November 2018 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15, 15.30-16.15
18 November 2018 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15, 15.30-16.15
19 November 2018 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15
20 November 2018 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15
21 November 2018 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15
22 November 2018 13.30-14.15
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Meeting point

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

Tours for The Wider Earth

The Wider Earth is an award-winning play now showing at the Museum. It charts Charles Darwin's famous HMS Beagle voyage and features remarkable puppetry.

The 13.30 Spirit Collection Tours on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays will include extra Darwin highlights for theatregoers: a perfect introduction before the 14.30 matinee.

Exclusive Member tour

Members have access to exclusive, extended tours of the Spirit Collection.