New Year's Eve: Under the Sea

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Get your New Year's Eve planned now with tickets to an enchanting evening under the sea at the Natural History Museum.

Dance the night away under our colossal blue whale at the Natural History Museum's New Year’s Eve party.

You're invited to join us for an enchanting evening under the sea to send off 2017. This unforgettable night of oceanic proportions is hosted in collaboration with Guilty Pleasures and inspired by the arrival of the blue whale in the newly redeveloped Hintze Hall.

Ring in 2018 with an underwater twist

Pick up your complimentary drink when you arrive and immerse yourself in the Museum's stunning surroundings. You’ll have the chance to make your very own underwater-themed headwear, explore the Dinosaurs gallery, tear up the dance floor at the silent disco, try your luck at Musical Bingo and sing along with the crowd for Massaoke before counting down to midnight.

Bars will serve drinks, including ocean-themed cocktails, and light refreshments throughout the night, and our shops will be open for you to pick up the perfect memento of your evening.


Get your dancing shoes on

Guilty Pleasures DJs will be spinning your favourite pop tunes and live performers will be tearing up the dance floor with you all night long.


Explore the exhibitions for free

All three of the exhibitions will be open for you to explore: Whales: Beneath the surface, Venom: Killer and cure, and Wildlife Photographer of the Year.


What is Massaoke?

An amazing live band plays the greatest pop, indie and rock anthems of all time and the crowd sings along, guided by big screen lyrics.


What is Musical Bingo?

It’s just like regular bingo, but instead of numbers, you mark off songs as you hear them in our Museum themed rounds, with the chance to win great prizes.


Dress to impress

Everyone is encouraged to come out of their shell and dress to impress, using our under-the-sea theme as style inspiration.

  • Adult £129
    Member £116

Discount Member tickets

Members can purchase discount tickets for this event. Please bring your membership card with you to the event. Not a Member? Join today.

Event dates
31 December 2017 19.30-01.00

Important information

This event is for adults aged 18 and over. Bookings are required. No refunds will be given.

Please read the New Year's Eve: Under the Sea FAQ before booking to ensure you get the most out of the event.

Guests are not permitted to bring alcohol into this event. Security will be checking bags at the door and there will be a cloakroom available free of charge throughout the night.

Last entry for this event is 23.30. No refunds will be given to latecomers.

Listed galleries and activities will operate from 19.30 to 23.00 to allow for guests to enjoy the countdown to midnight in the Hintze Hall.

Disabled helper tickets are available upon request, subject to availability.

The Museum reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the event as required, such as adjusting the locations, timings or content of the activities. This is to ensure that we deliver a safe and excellent experience for all guests at all times.

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

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