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Enjoy spooky specimens at the Natural History Museum this Halloween

Join the Museum's spookiest specimens at Museum After Dark.

Too old for trick or treating? Discover some of the Natural History Museum's scariest specimens with a spooky self-led trail around the hallowed halls at night.  

Museum After Dark is a limited capacity event where visitors will get to experience the galleries when they are eerily quiet. Prizes will be gifted for the most frightening face coverings of the evening.

Entry to the world famous Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will be available for just £12.

Every ticket purchased for this event provides much needed support to our critical work protecting the natural world. 


Dates and times:

Saturday 31 October, 18.30-22.00


Adult £10 (£22 with WPY entry), Members £9 (free entry to WPY)

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Advance booking is required

Visitor enquiries:

020 7942 5000

Nearest tube:

South Kensington



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About the Natural History Museum:

The Natural History Museum is both a world-leading science research centre and the most-visited natural history museum in Europe. With a vision of a future in which both people and the planet thrive, it is uniquely positioned to be a powerful champion for balancing humanity’s needs with those of the natural world.

It is custodian of one of the world’s most important scientific collections comprising over 80 million specimens. The scale of this collection enables researchers from all over the world to document how species have and continue to respond to environmental changes - which is vital in helping predict what might happen in the future and informing future policies and plans to help the planet.

The Museum’s 300 scientists continue to represent one of the largest groups in the world studying and enabling research into every aspect of the natural world. Their science is contributing critical data to help the global fight to save the future of the planet from the major threats of climate change and biodiversity loss through to finding solutions such as the sustainable extraction of natural resources.

The Museum uses its enormous global reach and influence to meet its mission to create advocates for the planet - to inform, inspire and empower everyone to make a difference for nature. We welcome over five million visitors each year; our digital output reaches hundreds of thousands of people in over 200 countries each month and our touring exhibitions have been seen by around 30 million people in the last 10 years.