Museum trails and tours

The escalator through the red zone

Excited about visiting, but not sure where to begin? Try one of our Museum trails or join a behind-the-scenes tour.

Dinosaur trail

Have your smartphone at the ready! This online dino trail will guide you through the galleries where you'll see fossils, learn about the first dinosaurs ever discovered and come face-to-face with a Stegosaurus.

Blue Zone trail

From Triceratops to a blue whale, this trail guides you around some of the largest and most impressive specimens in the Museum.

Red Zone trail

Explore our ever-changing planet. Find an earthquake simulator, a Moon rock and a 3.5-billion-year-old fossil.

Green Zone trail

Uncover some of the Museum's hidden treasures, meet Guy the gorilla, get friendly with creepy crawlies and gaze up in awe at Hope the blue whale.

Orange Zone trail

Hear talks by Museum scientists and see our working laboratories, where public displays and behind-the-scenes research overlap. 

Behind-the-Scenes guided tour

Go behind the scenes with our knowledgable science educators for a look at the Museum's fascinating zoology collection preserved in spirit.

£15, booking required