Dino Snores for Grown-ups FAQs

These questions and answers will help you get the most out of your sleepover and prepare you for your night-time experience at the Museum.

To find out more about the event check out the Dino Snores for Grown-ups event page.

  • What should I bring?

    Everyone must bring a sleeping bag, toothbrush, evening snack and some clothes to sleep in (we recommend arriving in clothes you can sleep in to minimise luggage).

    • For the safety of all our staff and guests, proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, received within two days of the event, or an NHS covid COVID Pass or EU Digital COVID Certificate must be shown on entry. Find out how to get your test here. Those who have received a positive test result will not be able to attend. 
    • We recommend that you wear a face covering inside the Museum when not on your sleeping mat, in line with government guidance.
    • Equipment will be shared between visitors across some activities – while we do provide hand sanitiser you are welcome to bring a small bottle to carry around with you.
    • Overnight clothes must be suitable and warm enough for standing outside in the unlikely event of an evacuation.
    • Shoes must be worn at all times in the Museum for health and safety reasons, apart from when you are sleeping.
    • We advise you to bring a water bottle, a pillow, a torch, and eye shades for sleeping as some lighting remains on overnight.
    • We provide thin foam sleeping mats but you may bring your own if you prefer. For health and safety reasons, we cannot allow any inflatable mats or mattresses over two inches thick. If you need to bring a specific sleeping mat for medical reasons, please let us know upon booking so we can ensure it meets our health and safety requirements.
    • We strongly recommend that you do not bring things that are of financial or sentimental value. The Museum takes no responsibility for loss of or damage to any items belonging to visitors.
    • You are not allowed to plug any electrical items into the Museum's sockets during the event, so portable chargers are recommended.
    • Please keep luggage to a minimum.
  • Do I need to bring food?

    A three-course dinner and cooked breakfast are included in the ticket price, so there is no need to bring other food. Water, tea and coffee will be served with dinner and other drinks and bar snacks will be available to purchase until 1.00.

    You will have an opportunity to notify us of any special dietary requirements when menu options are emailed to you in advance of the event.

  • How do I get to the Museum?

    Plan the quickest and safest route by going to TFL's Website. Please note that Piccadilly line trains will not stop at South Kensington Tube station until spring 2022. Please plan an alternative route to avoid disruption to your journey.

    You can find directions on our Getting here page.

  • What if I'm running late?

    If you think that you may not get here on time, please email us.

    Please be aware that you may miss some activities if you arrive late. We cannot allow entry into the event after 20.30, and no refunds will be given.

  • Where will I sleep?

    Guests sleep in Hintze Hall. Sleeping areas allocated on a first come, first served basis.

  • Is there a cloakroom?

    There is no cloakroom available during the event and your belongings will be kept in the sleeping areas. The cloakroom is available as usual when the Museum is open to the public between 10.00-17.30. You can leave your luggage in the cloakrooms during the day before the event however you will need to remove all of your belongings by 17.30 and regular rates will apply for storing luggage in the cloakroom.

  • Can I drink alcohol?

    Responsible drinking is permitted. There will be cash bars in various locations throughout the Museum until 1.00. You are not allowed to bring your own alcohol into the Museum and anybody considered to be acting irresponsibly may be refused service of alcohol or asked to leave the event.

  • Can I smoke?

    There will be a smoking area outside the Exhibition Road entrance doors until 2.30.

  • Can I add people to my group?

    You can add people to your booking if tickets are still available, but if the event is sold out this will not be possible. Please book early to avoid disappointment. You can make amendments to your booking up to 30 days before the event, however, we do not offer refunds.

  • What if I need to cancel?

    We cannot offer a refund once you have purchased your ticket.

    If you need to amend a confirmed booking, the following conditions apply:

    • If you would like to move the date of your event you must tell us at least 30 days before your visit.
    • You can add extra people to your booking if tickets are still available, but if the event is sold out this will not be possible. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
    • We are unable to confirm a booking until full payment has been received.
  • Is this event suitable for people with access requirements or disabilities?

    Yes. Dino Snores for Grown-ups encourages participation from people with disabilities and aims to be inclusive and welcoming for all.

    We will do all we can to ensure additional needs are met and reasonable adjustments are made wherever possible.

    If you'd like to talk to a member of the team to learn more about whether the event would be suitable for you, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

    If anyone in your group has additional needs, accessibility or health requirements, please let us know on booking.

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