Halloween at the Museum

A photo of Hope the whale lit up in pink

A fright you'll never forget

Calling all fright night fans and museum lovers, join us after hours this Halloween to explore our spooky side.

Tuesday 31 October 2023


Adult: £39.00

Members: £35.10

Join us this Halloween as we open our doors as darkness falls for an evening of scares, entertainment and spooky science.

Explore our galleries away from the day-dwelling crowds and get to know the natural world’s more misunderstood members. Don your best fancy dress, bust a move at our silent disco, see weird and wonderful creatures and take one of our tours - if you dare.

Join our Tank Room Tour and we’ll take you behind the scenes to see our fascinating spirit collection. No not the ghouls and ghosts kind, but jars upon jars containing specimens from across the world preserved in alcohol, including one rather large giant squid.

Or if you’re feeling brave, why not hop on our Spooky Tour where we’ll introduce you to our all-time strangest specimens.

If all that wasn’t enough, your ticket also includes entry to our world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. 

Non-member ticket plus tour: £54.00

Members ticket plus tour: £48.60

Tank Room Tour times: 19.10, 19.25, 19.50, 20.05, 20.40, 20.55, 21.20, 21.35

Spooky Tour times: Every 10 minutes from 19.15-21.45

  • Important information

    Doors open at 18.45, last entry is at 21.00 and event ends at 22.30.

    This event is for adults aged 18 and over. A valid form of photo ID must be shown on entry and we operate a challenge 25 policy.

    Bag searches will be in operation.

    Visitors are not permitted to bring their own alcohol in and any alcohol will be confiscated.

    Visitors must bring an electronic or printed copy of their ticket.

    No refunds or exchanges will be given.

    This event is wheelchair accessible.

    We reserve 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.

    Please note that photography and filming may take place during this event, in which you may be identifiable. These images may be used for Museum marketing purposes on the website, social media and printed publicity materials. If you have any concerns about being photographed, please speak to a member of staff at the event.

    Ticket prices are subject to change.

Discount Member tickets

Members can purchase discount tickets for this event. Please bring your membership card with you to the event. Not a Member? Join today.