Hosting an exhibition
Here's a quick guide to hiring and hosting an exhibition with the Natural History Museum.
Choose an exhibition
Find detailed information about all our exhibitions to help you decide which one will work best for your audience.
Check availability with us
Contact us to find out if the exhibition you have chosen is available on your preferred dates.
Will the exhibition fit your venue?
Our logistics team compares measurements from your temporary gallery space with the specifications of the exhibition to ensure the exhibition will fit into your temporary gallery space.
A member of our technical team will conduct a detailed site inspection to ensure the exhibition can be installed successfully in your building.
At this stage texts must be produced and translated, marketing materials should be produced and we'll provide detailed specifications about the exhibition and any equipment that you'll need to provide for the installation.
Transport and installation
Our logistics manager confirms exact dates for the arrival of the exhibition, books the transport and schedules the installation team.
Your local team and our technicians work together to install the exhibition and adapt it to your venue. This can take from 8 to 14 days depending on the exhibition you are hiring.
Your VIP and press launches generate media coverage and the exhibition opens to its first visitors.
Need more information?
For more information about hiring and hosting an exhibition, or to speak to us about your venue, please contact us.
To get a further taste of what it's like to hire, install and host one of our exhibitions at your venue, watch our Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition installation.