Natural History Museum

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Huge geological map of Britain goes on display
Huge geological map of Britain goes on display

Huge geological map of Britain goes on display

200 years ago a map was published. A radical map, that was so radical that the man who created it was shunned for many years.

Jul
11
2015
Giant flying whale to dominate the Natural History Museum
Giant flying whale to dominate the Natural History Museum

Giant flying whale to dominate the Natural History Museum

The main hall of the Natural History Museum, home for the past 30 years to the replica dinosaur, is soon to have a giant flying whale in its midst.

Jan
29
2015
Tangerine dreams with new Dinosaur at the Natural History Museum
Tangerine dreams with new Dinosaur at the Natural History Museum

Tangerine dreams with new Dinosaur at the Natural History Museum

If you're museum curator looking after dinosaur exhibits, you probably dream of acquiring a full sized Stegosaurus for your collection.

Dec
03
2014
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

What would a timeline through a million years of the history of Britain look like? Well, mostly ice, and mostly not Britain, thanks to the vagaries of climate change over the aeon.

Mar
03
2014
Wildlife Photography at the Natural History Museum
Wildlife Photography at the Natural History Museum

Wildlife Photography at the Natural History Museum

As someone who takes a fair amount of photos for this blog, I have a tendency to wander around places snapping away like mad at anything and everything that looks vaguely interesting, then getting home and working out which of the 600 photos are any good.

Oct
21
2013
Animal Inside Out – the Body Worlds exhibition at the Natural History Museum
Animal Inside Out – the Body Worlds exhibition at the Natural History Museum

Animal Inside Out – the Body Worlds exhibition at the Natural History Museum

If you are a large museum in a large city, it is now mandatory to have a blockbuster show lain on for the summer months to lure in the paying customers – and this summer, the Natural History Museum have

Apr
03
2012
A preview of the Natural History Museum’s exhibitions in 2012
A preview of the Natural History Museum’s exhibitions in 2012

A preview of the Natural History Museum’s exhibitions in 2012

The Natural History Museum — that South Kensington terracotta palace to science — showed off its plans for major exhibitions next year and running into 2013, and I am relieved to say, no attempt to do a tie-in with the

Nov
18
2011
A New Gallery is Opened at the Natural History Museum
A New Gallery is Opened at the Natural History Museum

A New Gallery is Opened at the Natural History Museum

A new gallery opened last week at the Natural History Museum — the Images of Nature gallery — which as they put it showcases “the Museum’s world-famous collection of natural history artworks”. Basically, a display of mainly scientific drawings, and

Oct
06
2011

Natural History Museum jumps onto the “late night” bandwagon

The notification arrived FAR too late to have been included in my events newsletter, but the Natural History Museum is having an adults-only late night opening this coming Friday, where children will be banished to wherever it is that children

Sep
22
2010