Behind-the-Scenes Zoology Spirit Collection Tour

Behind-the-Scenes Zoology Spirit Collection Tour Everyone


Darwin Centre

Join our expert science educators for a behind the scenes look at the Museum's fascinating zoology collection preserved in spirit.

As we explore some of the Darwin Centre’s 27 kilometres of shelves, you’ll encounter numerous treasures hidden amongst the 22 million animal specimens housed here.

You’ll meet Archie, our 8.62-metre-long giant squid, view specimens collected by Charles Darwin himself and learn more about our cutting-edge research.

Tickets are available for adults and children over eight years old. Children under 16 years will need to be accompanied by an adult.


£10 (no concessions)

Bags are not allowed on the tours but there is free use of the cloakroom with your tour ticket.

If you'll be using a wheelchair on this tour, please let us know in advance so we can arrange for an extra member of staff to be available.

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30 June 2015 13:30 - 14:15
1 July 2015 13:30 - 14:15
2 July 2015 13:30 - 14:15
3 July 2015 13:30 - 14:15
4 July 2015 12:00 - 12:45, 14:30 - 15:15
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Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD

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