Natural History Museum Ice Rink
19 October 2019 - 12 January 2020
Open 10.00-22.00 (times vary)
Closed 25 December
Adults from £12.65, children from £8.80 and families from £39.60 during off-peak sessions. Members save 10% when tickets are booked onsite.
Transaction fees apply.
Set against the backdrop of the Waterhouse building, the Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum is one of the most magical places to be this winter.
Experience the thrill of skating surrounded by fairy lights nestled in frost-covered trees, with the smell of mulled wine in the air.
Whether you can dance on ice like Torvill and Dean, or you skate more like Bambi, a visit to the Museum’s Ice Rink is a must this festive season.
Find out about step-free access to the Ice Rink, Café Bar and viewing platform, and check when accessible sessions take place.
Book your skate session online to guarantee your place or buy your tickets from the box office when you arrive. Remember, you may have to wait for your turn on the ice if you haven't booked your session in advance, especially during peak times.
Adults and toddlers
Bring your toddler for a skate on weekday sessions up to and including 15.00 and you'll both enjoy a free hot chocolate, tea, coffee or soft drink for just £10, plus transaction fees.
Valid on weekday sessions until 13 December, and weekdays between 6-10 January. Ticket prices are subject to change.
Café Bar and balcony
The Café Bar has a bird's-eye view of the rink and is open daily until the Ice Rink closes.
Warm up with tea, coffee, hot chocolate and mulled wine. Or take your pick from a range of delicious meals and cakes, and a variety of wines, beers and soft drinks.
We sometimes close the Café Bar for private functions. Please check back here for up-to-date closure information.
To plan your own party or event at the Ice Rink, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or visit the Parties and private events page.
Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Hour at the Ice Rink
15 November - 20 December
Free, with adult skating tickets from £12.65, children from £8.80 and families from £39.60
Join us for Flowerbomb Hour, where presenting partner Viktor&Rolf fragrances transforms the rink into a Flowerbomb fantasy.
Eat, skate and be merry at our New Year's Eve party. Enjoy extended skate sessions from 21.00-22.45 and 23.00-00.30, a complimentary glass of champagne in the Café Bar and a DJ bringing the party until 01.00.
31 Dec, £30.00
Packages and lessons
You will be charged a booking fee of 10% of the face value of the tickets purchased.
Bad weather conditions
The Ice Rink is outdoors and operates in nearly all weather conditions, so please dress accordingly. We do not refund skating sessions because of bad weather. In the unlikely event that the Ice Rink must close, alternative sessions will be offered.
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