Crime Scene Live

Catch a killer

Become a detective for the night and work with the Museum’s forensic experts to solve a murder mystery.

Do you have what it takes to catch a killer?

A priceless stone has been stolen from the Natural History Museum and a killer is on the loose. It's up to you to gather the evidence, analyse the facts and carry out experiments to bring the criminal to justice.

Can you help crack the case?

You and your team of sleuths will explore the Museum and use the science behind crime scene investigation and detective work to establish when, where and how the crimes occurred.

Eliminate the suspects as you piece together how the crimes unfolded. Our forensic experts will be on hand to assist you with your investigation. You'll have the chance to learn about the tiny animals used to determine time of death, analyse fingerprints with real-life police officers or decode blood spatter patterns. Your evidence will be vital in solving the case.

You must come dressed appropriately for the job - as a detective. Due to the nature of some of your detective duties we strongly recommend that you wear trousers and flat shoes.

You will be following one of three trails throughout the evening, each of which examines different aspects of the crime. At the end of the night the pieces of the puzzle will come together to reveal the full picture.

Crime Scene Live is run in collaboration with Wet Picnic.

Discount Member tickets

Members can purchase discount tickets for this event. Please bring your membership card with you to the event. 

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Important information

This event is for those aged 18 and over. Bookings are required.

Please be aware that this event involves scenes of a gruesome nature.

We cannot allow entry into the event after 19.45. Please be aware that you may miss some of the activities if you arrive late.

Disabled helper tickets are available upon request, subject to availability.

No refunds will be given. You may change your booking to an alternative Crime Scene Live date as long as you inform us at least 30 days before the date of your original booking. Alternative dates are subject to availability and must take place within one year of your original booking. A £10 administration will be charged for each changed ticket.

Some of the activities at the event will involve working with fake blood. We do give out protective clothing and guests will be warned before they take part in the activity, but the fake blood may still stain clothing.

The Museum reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the event as required, such as adjusting the locations, timings or content of the activities. This is to ensure that we deliver a safe and excellent experience for all guests at all times.

Ticket prices are subject to change.

Got a question? Call us on +44 (0)20 7942 5000, Monday to Friday, 9.30-17.30 or email us at any time.

Event dates
17 January 2020 18.30-22.30
20 March 2020 18.30-22.30