Food, drink, fossils - Lates at the Natural History Museum
With a different theme each month, Lates let you explore the Museum after hours.
See the world-famous collection, from dinosaurs and Neanderthals to meteorites and mammals, and relax with fabulous food and drink. Delve deeper at the pop-up science stations hosted by Museum scientists and experts throughout the Museum, and take a stroll through our special exhibitions.
Lates takes place on the last Friday of every month, except December.
Entry to the Museum is free, but you will need tickets for some of the activities and to visit special exhibitions.
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Fabulous food and drinks
Our bars serve a range of delicious refreshments, including cocktails, Prosecco, red and white wine, pale ale, lager and soft drinks. Head to The Kitchen in the Red Zone for hot meals. Just after a snack? Crackers and crisps can be purchased at the bars.
Members can enjoy discounts and a Members-only bar in the Images of Nature gallery from 19.00 - 21.45. Members will need to present their membership card and may bring one guest into the bar.
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What's on at October Lates?
Embark on a journey of discovery at October Lates. This month, you can take a seat in our pop-up planetarium, join us for a guided tour of the Museum's famed Treasures gallery or explore the Dinosaurs gallery after dark.
As you spend your evening wandering the halls of the Museum, don't forget to drop by for a chat with some of our scientists. You'll have the chance to see a selection of intriguing specimens and try a range of creative activities.
Lates is part of the Museums at Night festival.