Gallery closures and maintenance works

Charles Darwin statue

Sometimes we need to close galleries and spaces around the Museum to allow for essential maintenance or events.

Last updated 17 May

Closed spaces include:
  • Investigate Centre
  • The Zoology spirit building is closed from 14.30-17.50 on Wednesday 18 May for an event.
  • The Marine Invertebrates gallery is closed from 16-20 May and from 10.00-15.30 every other Tuesday until December. The space is being used for our Adventure Babies event. The gallery may be closed on an irregular basis for other events and training.
  • The Mammals gallery is open as a thoroughfare but no specimens are on display while we refurbish our cases to improve the conditions for our mammal specimens. The gallery will be closed from July to December. You can see some of our conservators at work in the pop-up conservation studio in the Darwin Centre.
  • The Human Biology gallery is currently closed for long-term restoration work.
Lift closure:

The Red Zone lift is partly closed while we complete essential refurbishments. The Volcanoes and Earthquakes and Restless Surface galleries on Floor 2 can be accessed via the escalator and stairs only. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  

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