Whales: Beneath the surface

An illustration of a whale

This exhibition is now closed. 

Whales: Beneath the surface was open to the public from 14 July 2017 until 28 February 2018.

The exhibition explored whales, dolphins and porpoises' adaptations to their underwater environments, and cetacean evolution. 

More than 100 specimens from the Museum's marine mammal collection were displayed together for the first time, from parts of a colossal blue whale to a small harbour porpoise.

  • South Kensington

Museum staff who worked on the exhibition include:

  • Richard Sabin, Curator of Marine Mammals
  • Suzy Antoniw, Interpretation Developer
  • Amy Wedderburn,  Interpretation Developer