Member Evening: The Story of Hope with Richard Sabin

Event information

Event type: Evening event

Location: Flett Theatre

Ticket prices:

Member: £10 (includes a drink)

Patrons: free

At a staggering 4.3 tonnes and 25.2 metres, Hope is suspended in a majestic swooping posture within the Museum's iconic Hintze Hall.

The lecture will focus on how her skeleton was selected, the science behind the new pose, the massive feat of engineering behind the display and the story of her appearance on the Irish coast, long before she arrived at the Museum.

Richard will also explain the research into other whales in our collection, and some of the things we have learned since her Hintze Hall debut in 2017.

This is a story about a remarkably diverse group of animals, the human actions that have put them under great pressure and our responsibility to protect the future of our planet.   

The event will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. 

Become a Member

Tickets to this event are available to Members only. Each Member may purchase an additional ticket for one non-member guest who will attend with them.

Become a Member today and enjoy benefits including free admission to exhibitions, priority Museum entry and access to tickets for events such as this one. It's easy to join online.

The event is free for Patrons to attend. Please contact us or call +44 (0)20 7942 5953 for more information. 

Event dates
27 April 2020 18.30-21.00

Important information

Tickets to this event are available to Members only. Each Member may purchase an additional ticket for one guest who will attend with them.

The event is free for Patrons to attend. Please contact us or call +44 (0)20 7942 5953 for more information.

A waiting list will operate to allow Members to resell their tickets if they can no longer attend - however, there is no guarantee that there will be people on the list.

Bookings are required.

No refunds or exchanges will be given.

A free ticket for a carer accompanying a guest with a disability can be requested on +44 (0)20 7942 5000, Monday to Friday, 9.30-17.30, subject to availability.

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.

The event will begin at 18.30 and we cannot allow entry after 19.15.

Guests will get one free drink with their ticket.

This event is for people aged 18+

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