Can’t make it in to visit us on a weekday? We also open the first weekend of each month from April to October, and for a few other special events. We are usually in the Museum on these weekends, but sometimes we get out and about to other wildlife events in the UK. The weekends we are in the Museum you can drop in with identification enquiries or book to use the reference collections. When we are out and about we’ll still look at your identification enquiries wherever we are, but there will be no access to the reference collections.
Please note these dates and events are subject to change, so do check with us to avoid disappointment.
The weekends we are open this year are –
Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st April
If you are in the Museum on Sunday 1st April why not come along to the Spring Wildlife day in the Wildlife Garden?
Friday 4th – Sunday 6th May
PLEASE NOTE we will be off site this weekend at the fabulous Lyme Regis Fossil Festival, so there will be no Identification Service in the Museum
Sunday 27th May – Big Nature Day
We will be hosting a nature fair, putting members of the public in touch with amateur naturalists, societies and recording schemes from across the country. Regardless of whether you are interested in ferns, frogs, spiders or stinkhorns there will be a society or recording scheme to match!
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June
If you are in the Museum this weekend you can also come along to the Bat Festival run by the NHM and the Bat Conservation Trust
Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July
This is Insect Weekend in the Natural History Museum. We will be celebrating the end of National Insect Week with some special talks and activities
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August
Sunday 5th August is also Seashore Day in the Centre for UK Biodiversity, so get beachcombing and bring us your finds.
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September
Sunday 2nd September is also Meteorite Day in the Centre for UK Biodiversity. We challenge you to bring us your meteorites!
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October
PLEASE NOTE we will be off site at the AES Annual Exhibition at Kempton Park Racecourse on Saturday 6th October so there will be no identification service in the Museum.
If you are in the Museum on Sunday 7th October Why not come along to our Hedgerow Harvest event in the Wildlife Garden?