The Minerals Tour: London Craft Week


Event information

Event type: Tour

Location: Minerals Gallery

Ticket prices:

Adult: £15

Unearth the hidden gems of the Natural History Museum on this tour of the Minerals gallery led by Curator Robin Hansen and artist Silvia Weidenbach.

See some highlights from the Museum's 185,000 minerals and gems on a tour of the Minerals and Vault galleries. Robin will reveal how these precious specimens are collected, identified and stored and crafter Silvia Weidenbach will explain how she draws inspiration from minerals to create her jewellery.

Find out how rocks are transformed from raw material to sparkling jewellery and follow their journey from the ground to becoming part of our favourite accessories, with the chance to handle some minerals and crafting tools.

Important information

Bookings are required. No refunds or exchanges will be given.

Visitors must bring a print out of their booking confirmation or collect a printed ticket at the information desk well in advance of the event time.

A free ticket for a carer accompanying a guest with a disability can be requested on +44 (0)20 7942 5000, Monday to Friday, 9.30-17.30, subject to availability.

The event will begin promptly. We cannot allow you to join the event after it has commenced and no refunds will be given to latecomers.

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.

Please note that photography and filming may take place during this event and these images may be used for Museum marketing purposes. If you have any concerns about being photographed, please speak to a member of staff at the event.

Event dates

Meeting point

Please arrive at the cloakroom in Hintze Hall a few minutes before your tour is scheduled to begin.