Green Zone

Discover amazing facts about life, the planet, our environment and evolution in the  Green Zone .

Part of the original Natural History Museum building featuring the grand Hintze Hall (formerly the Central Hall), some of our earliest displays such as the historical bird collection and the outstanding collection of minerals housed in original Victorian wooden cabinets.

  • Diplodocus skull in Hintze Hall.
    Hintze Hall, formerly the Central Hall

    The Museum's grand entrance hall includes the Diplodocus skeleton, a 1,300-year-old giant sequoia tree, Darwin's statue and the coelacanth, a prehistoric fish still living in the Indian Ocean.

  • Treasures gallery

    This spectacular new gallery showcases the most exceptional objects and specimens from the Museum's collections.

  • Head of an ichthyosaur fossil
    Fossil Marine Reptiles

    Learn what was going on in the oceans while the dinosaurs roamed the Earth. See how an ichthyosaur gave birth.

  • Fossils from Britain
    Fossils from Britain

    View ancient creatures like trilobites and ammonites, and marvel at fossilised shark teeth.

  • Creepy Crawlies gallery
    Creepy Crawlies

    Satisfy your curiosity about ants, hawk moths, termites, spiders, hermit crabs and 1000s of their relatives.

  • Ecology gallery

    Explore the connections between all living things and their environments. Find out how you can live more responsibly on the planet.

  • Mauritius dodo

    View specimens ranging from a tiny hummingbird to a giant ostrich and meet the now extinct Mauritius dodo.

  • Part of the collection left by Sir Arthur Russell.

    See sparkling gems alongside the raw minerals they come from and learn how minerals are formed.

  • the Vault gallery
    The Vault

    Discover the stories behind some of nature's most rare, unique and valuable treasures in the Museum's Vault gallery.

Floor Plans
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