Welcome to the Museum's spectacular central hall and the gateway to our collection and galleries.
Hintze Hall's cathedral-like structure is a stunning backdrop to Museum highlights, including the 1,300-year-old giant sequoia, Darwin's statue, our Diplodocus skeleton cast, woolly mammoth skull and tusks, and the coelacanth.
Star specimens and exhibits
- painted ceiling panels and terracotta ornaments, including the popular climbing monkeys
- a Glyptodon, the extinct giant relative of the modern armadillo
- a chimpanzee skeleton once thought to explain pygmies
- the three-metre-tall giant moa model commissioned by Walter Rothschild
- a giant cluster of interlocking gypsum crystals