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Natural History Museum

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The Queen commands – put dinosaurs on the 50p coins
The Queen commands – put dinosaurs on the 50p coins

The Queen commands – put dinosaurs on the 50p coins

By order of The Queen, a trilogy of 50p coins has been released, featuring dinosaurs on them.

Jun
09
2020
Natural History Museum wants to put a dinosaur in its front garden
Natural History Museum wants to put a dinosaur in its front garden

Natural History Museum wants to put a dinosaur in its front garden

The Natural History Museum has shown off plans to revamp the space in front of the museum, including putting a dinosaur in the garden.

Apr
09
2020
Remarkable 3D images of dinosaurs
Remarkable 3D images of dinosaurs

Remarkable 3D images of dinosaurs

If you were to wander though the Natural History Museum shop (currently closed of course), then you might spy some really quite astonishing 3D pictures.

Apr
07
2020
See fist-fighting mice on the London Underground
See fist-fighting mice on the London Underground

See fist-fighting mice on the London Underground

A photo of two mice in a fist-fight on the London Underground has been put forward for a Natural History photography award.

Dec
16
2019
The Museum of the Moon at the Natural History Museum
The Museum of the Moon at the Natural History Museum

The Museum of the Moon at the Natural History Museum

Deep within the Natural History Museum is a huge cavernous space filled with a giant floating replica of the moon.

Jul
12
2019
Watch sci-fi movies underneath a flying whale
Watch sci-fi movies underneath a flying whale

Watch sci-fi movies underneath a flying whale

The Natural History Museum has announced a season of science fiction movies, to be shown in their great hall underneath the skeleton of a flying whale.

Dec
20
2017
A pillared hall full of glittering stones
A pillared hall full of glittering stones

A pillared hall full of glittering stones

In an era of ever more flashy museum displays, step back into an older world, of wooden cases and typewritten signs, to a place where misshapen lumps of stone are the glories to admire.

Aug
07
2017
Poisonous new exhibition opening soon
Poisonous new exhibition opening soon

Poisonous new exhibition opening soon

A new exhibition will be opening this autumn focusing on that rather curious ability of animals to kill - using poison.

Aug
05
2017
See a flying whale in London
See a flying whale in London

See a flying whale in London

A few weeks ago, the public got to see a giant flying whale arrive in the Natural History Museum.

Aug
01
2017
Largest blue topaz gemstone going on display in London
Largest blue topaz gemstone going on display in London

Largest blue topaz gemstone going on display in London

The Natural History Museum is to display the largest blue topaz gemstone of its kind from later this month.

Oct
01
2016
Haunting photos of the planets go on display
Haunting photos of the planets go on display

Haunting photos of the planets go on display

Astronomy is a curious science, being both deeply technical, but also eye-wateringly beautiful. Some of that beauty gone on display at the Natural History Museum.

Jan
24
2016
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