2184 Lates | Natural History Museum


To understand who we are, we must first explore where we have come from. Discover the story of human evolution first-hand at February Lates.

What's on at Lates?

The Natural History Museum comes to life after dark.

Night owls can explore our galleries, exhibitions and shops after hours, and enjoy expert-led talks and events at Lates.

Visit our new exhibition Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System and Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015-16. Relax with a drink and delicious food in a unique setting, and experience anything from comedy and talks to tours. Activities vary each month depending on the Lates theme.

Events at Lates in February

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Entry to the Museum is free, but you’ll need tickets for the exhibitions Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System and Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Natural drinks and fabulous food

Sample drinks made from natural ingredients at the botanical cocktail bar, or Pimms, Spanish wine, London ale and lager and organic Somerset cider from other bars.

And refuel with snacks such as Cumberland and Dijon mustard sausage rolls and sun-blushed tomato and spinach quiche for the perfect accompaniment to your night out.

Essential event details

Lates happen on the last Friday of each month (excluding December).  

Members are entitled to discounts and can enjoy a Members-only bar. More information can be found below.

See individual Lates event listings for start and finish times.

Check out what visitors are saying about Lates on Twitter with hashtag #NHMLates.

Get updates

Sign up for the latest about our events and hear about new dates by emailing after-hours@nhm.ac.uk. We will add you to the email list and keep you up to date on evening events at the Museum. 

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Please bring your membership card with you on the night. A Members-only bar will be open in the Images of Nature gallery from 19.00-21.45. Members can bring one guest into the bar.

Members get discounted tickets for Lates and other Museum events. Join today and start enjoying exclusive Member benefits including fast-track entry to exhibitions, free admission to some parts of the Museum and discounted event tickets. It's easy to join online.

  • February 26 2016, 18.00 - 22.00

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