Half Term at Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum have reserved several free tickets for local community organisations, their staff, volunteers and families this half term.  Tickets which include light refreshments and a family activity pack can be booked through the Museum’s website.

From 16 October the Natural History Museum will be open Monday – Sunday  from 10:00am to 5.50pm (last entry 4:30pm).

Safety is the Natural History Museum's priority, and a timed entry system will be in place to limit the number of people in the Museum at any one time. All visitors need to book a free ticket in advance.

The reserved ticket dates and times are as follows:

  • Monday 26 October 10:00-12:00
  • Wednesday 28 October 10:00-12:00

Visitors are welcome to stay as long as they like once they have booked their specific arrival time. Most of the Museum will be open to explore, and there will be activities to investigate nature more closely in our outdoor Wildlife Garden (weather permitting).  

Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis with a maximum of six tickets per order to enable social distancing. Everyone in the group needs to have a ticket, including children. Unfortunately, we are not able to take larger group bookings at this time.

Further information

To ensure that the experience is as safe as possible, the Museum have put the following measures in place:

• Galleries and gardens leave plenty of space for everyone to social distance, but some spaces will be closed. Visitors are asked to follow any signposted one-way routes and respect social distancing throughout the Museum.
• Face coverings must be worn More information can be found here.
• There is a maximum of six tickets per booking.
• Hand sanitiser stations will be provided for regular hand cleaning.
• Staff will be carrying out regular cleaning throughout the day.
• Please do not visit the Museum if you are feeling unwell or have a temperature, consistent cough or loss of taste.

More information can be found on our website
If you have any further questions, please contact  

If you're unable to visit the Museum in person, you can still connect with them through their Nature Live Online programme, Lates Online and Try this at home resources.


020 7942 5000