What's on at the Museum

Discover the Museum at night

August exclusive: Britain: An Ever-Changing Island expert-led talk After Hours.

Have a great night out with fabulous food, music and drink at our next Lates with MasterCard on 29 August 2014. And visit our exhibitions until 22.15.

Explore the galleries

Guy the gorilla

Enjoy free daytime activities, exciting gallery experiences, and world-renowned specimen collections on your visit.

Get close to Guy the gorilla in Treasures.

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Here are some suggestions for your visit.

Blaschka glass sculpture of a radiolarian in the Treasures Cadogan Gallery
Gallery highlights

Discover all the bits no visitor wants to miss! Galleries are free, except for temporary exhibitions.

Blue whale
Gallery announcements

Find out about any gallery closures and keep up to date with gallery news.

Darwin Centre Cocoon and Atrium
Darwin Centre

Go on the Cocoon tour. Discover incredible specimens and see scientists at work.


Children examining a dinosaur skeleton
Daytime events and activities

Choose from talks, tours, Explorer backpacks, or get hands-on in the Investigate centre.

Museum floorplan
Floor Plans

View and print out maps to help plan your visit to the Museum.

Look forward to special days and nights out at the Museum
Coming soon

Get a taste of the exhibitions and events coming up in 2014.

Temporary exhibitions and attractions

Mammoths graphic design
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants

See some of the largest mammals to have walked the Earth and explore their world.

Sensational Butterflies
Sensational Butterflies

Celebrate summer in our outdoor butterfly exhibition, full of free-flying tropical butterflies.

Britain One Million Years of the Human Story exhibition image
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

Meet the great, great, great Britons and uncover archaeological treasures.

Book tickets

Summer highlights