Blue Zone

Wonder at the amazing diversity of life on our planet in the Blue Zone.

From the smallest invertebrate to the giant blue whale, let your fascination begin here.

Marine Invertebrates gallery closure

The gallery is closed until 7 March 2015 to make some adjustments to the floor. You can see a beautiful glass invertebrate in Treasures or huge sea creatures in Fossil Marine Reptiles.

  • Dinosaur Gallery.
    Dinosaurs

    Meet a terrifying T.rex, inspect dinosaur skeletons and sort the facts from the myths about why dinosaurs died out in the famous Dinosaurs gallery.

  • Blue whale.
    Mammals (blue whale)

    Discover a world of massive mammals. Inspect a blue whale, the largest creature ever, from above and below.

  • Polar bear.
    Mammals

    Experience close encounters with a polar bear, a duck-billed platypus and a sabre-toothed cat, if you dare…

  • Women Aritsts temporary exhibition
    Images of Nature

    Marvel at some of the most beautiful, historic artworks and modern images of nature held by the Museum.

  • Porcupine fish, Diodon holocanthus
    Fishes, Amphibians and Reptiles

    Find out what was discovered in the stomach of a Nile crocodile, see how fish illuminate the depths of the ocean and uncover the secret of the Indian python’s backbone.

  • Human brain and spinal cord.
    Human Biology

    Listen to what a baby experiences in the womb, test your memory, and learn all about cells and genetics.

  • Stony Coral at the entrance to the Marine Invertebrates Gallery.
    Marine Invertebrates

    Learn how pollution and tourism destroy coral, the deep-sea secrets of the vampire squid, and what a fin whale roundworm does to its host.