Eat, drink and shop

Seating in the Central Cafe

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

Last updated 15 September

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 some changes in our shops to keep everyone safe.

    Our staff are cleaning regularly and we've installed protective screens and hand sanitiser stations. We recommend that you wear a face covering inside the Museum, in line with government guidance.

    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

    Discover dinosaurs galore in this popular store. You can find everything from dinosaur books and clothes to dinosaur games and toys.

    Don't miss the pocket money gifts, the perfect place to find little prehistoric presents.

    At the exit of the Dinosaurs gallery. Open daily, 10.00-17.50.

  • Restaurants and cafes

    Central Cafe

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

    Takeaway is available. High chairs are available.

    In the Blue Zone. 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. 

    In the Red Zone. Open 11.30-16.00.

    Darwin Centre Cafe

    Time for a tea break? Refuel with light bites like sandwiches and salads or snack on fruit, pastries or crisps. 

    In the Orange Zone. Open 11.00-16.00.

    T. rex Grill - Closed

    The T. rex Grill is currently closed. 

Picnic space

If you would prefer to bring your own food, the Picnic Area is open on the lower ground floor in the Green Zone.

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