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Natural History Museum Launches 3D Virtual Tour Technology

The Natural History Museum, London, has launched a unique virtual tour experience for its Venue Hire clients. Although the Museum’s doors are currently closed, clients can now walk through the spectacular Hintze Hall, Darwin Centre and Earth Hall for themselves, via 3D technology.

The Natural History Museum is one of London's most iconic venues. Its magnificent architecture and awe-inspiring collections create the perfect backdrop for any event. From informal and intimate to creative and spectacular, the Museum's variety of spaces suits any corporate event private party or wedding.

The online tool not only allows clients to see the inside of the Museum’s iconic building, which is otherwise currently inaccessible, but also view spaces from 360o angles. During the tour, clients can gain inspiration with images of the spaces exquisitely transformed at previous events, from fashion shows to weddings, including details such as bar or dining set ups. 

Robert Wetherell, Head of Events and Catering at the Natural History Museum, said: “Tools like this can help transform the venue hire industry at this difficult time when the Museum is closed to the public and we cannot showcase this incredible venue. I am thrilled that our clients can now experience the venue for themselves and visualise their own event taking place in one of London's most unique and iconic venues”.

Those looking to book the Museum can view a number of stunning rooms during the tour, including the Museum’s largest space Hintze Hall, renowned for its Romanesque architecture; Earth Hall with its magnificent suspended globe; and the Darwin Centre with its modern eight storey cocoon of nature.

Although the Museum is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Venue Hire business at the Museum is taking 2021 bookings for weddings, private parties or conferences.

To take part in the 3D Virtual Venue Tour, visit www.nhm.ac.uk/business-services/venue-hire and click Explore the Space

For more information on event hire at the Natural History Museum, please get in touch with the Venue Hire team on 0207 942 5434 or by email at venues@nhm.ac.uk.

Notes to Editors:

Media contact: Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5654/ +44 (0)7799 690151/ Email: press@nhm.ac.uk

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.