Eat, drink and shop

Seating in the Central Cafe

Refuel in our cafes and pick up gifts and souvenirs in our shops.

Last updated 22 October

Some restaurants, cafes and shops are temporarily closed. Please pay with contactless if possible. 

All our eateries are family-friendly and have tasty, freshly prepared food. You can find vegetarian and vegan options, too. Please speak to staff about any special dietary requirements.

In our shops we strive to source products made from organic, recycled or sustainable materials. All sales support the work of the Museum.

We're trying to generate as little waste as possible across all the Museum's activities and are constantly working to find the best sustainable solutions for the planet. 

Discounts for Members and Patrons

Members and Patrons receive a 20% discount in our shops in store and online, and a 10% discount in our cafes and restaurants. Exclusions apply.

  • Shops

    We've made changes in our shops so we can welcome you back safely.

    One-way entrance and exits are in place, we've removed displays to create more space for social distancing, our staff are cleaning regularly, and we've installed protective screens and hand sanitiser stations. 

    Face coverings must be worn in the Museum. Read our full list of exemptions.

    Museum Shop

    Find a great range of nature-inspired gifts for all ages. From puzzles and toys to art and homewares, it is a must for all visitors.

    Near Hintze Hall and the Cromwell Road entrance. Open daily, 10.00-17.50.

    The Cranbourne Boutique

    Discover a fantastic range of Museum-themed gifts, books and souvenirs for adults and children.

    In the Red Zone, opposite The Coffee House. Open daily, 10.00-17.50.

    Dino Store - Closed

    Closed until further notice. You can find our entire range of dinosaur models, toys, games, onesies and more in the Museum Shop.

  • Restaurants and cafes

    Central Cafe

    Take a break and enjoy a selection of sandwiches and salads, or tuck into crisps, cakes, pastries and fruit.

    Tables have been moved to allow for social distancing and are cleaned regularly. Takeaway is also available. High chairs are available.

    In the Blue Zone. Open 10.00-17.30.

    Outdoor catering

    Relax outside with a selection of toasted sandwiches, wraps, salads, hot dogs, fries and barbecue food (weather permitting), or pack your own picnic to enjoy on the grass. 

    Tables have been moved to allow for social distancing and are cleaned regularly. Takeaway is also available.

    On the east lawn. Open 10.00-17.30.

    The Kitchen

    Choose from sandwiches, wraps and seasonal salads, or try our cakes, pastries and muffins. For kids, there are special lunch and activity packs. 

    Tables have been moved to allow for social distancing and are cleaned regularly. Takeaway is also available.

    In the Red Zone. Open 12.00-16.00.

Jerwood Gallery

If you would prefer to bring your own food, the Jerwood Gallery has seating available. Find it in the Blue Zone opposite the Dinosaurs gallery.

Anning Rooms

The Anning Rooms are a private lounge, study area and restaurant perfect for a light lunch or coffee away from the hustle and bustle. Open only to Members and Patrons