Lates Online


Lates Online

Lates is held on the last Thursday of every month. The next Lates will be Thursday 24 June.

Bring a drink, brush up on your scientific knowledge and join us from 19.30 BST.

Whose specimen is it, anyway?

One specimen from the vast Museum collection, three scientists. Two of them don’t know anything about this specimen, one of them knows it really well. Can you figure out who is telling the truth and who is bluffing?

Until then, you can rewatch past Lates Online events on the Museum's YouTube channel.

This month we're calling your bluff

Whose specimen is it anyway?

Test our scientists’ improvisation skills with an evening of deception where TV shows 'This is my House' and 'Would I Lie to You?' collide with the natural world. The Natural History Museum in London is home to over 80 million objects, including meteorites, dinosaur bones and a giant squid. Our channel brings the Museum to you - from what goes on behind the scenes to surprising science and stories from our scientists.

Explore the Museum online at your own pace

Virtual Museum

Delve into the Museum from home with a virtual self-guided tour of the galleries.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Encounter the beauty and fragility of wildlife, see fascinating animal behaviour and get to know extraordinary species.

We are open!

Entry to the Museum remains free, but since we closed our doors we've been losing vital income. Donations will help us to continue welcoming visitors and connecting people to nature through inspiring stories and educational activities. 

So if you could help us with a donation - no matter the size - we'd greatly appreciate it. Thank you.