A warm welcome to the Natural History Museum for their local community

Natural History Museum

Following an almost five-month-long closure, the Natural History Museum is delighted to offer a warm welcome to visitors again from Wednesday 5 August. They are open Wednesday to Sunday from 11.00-18.00.

Safety is a 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 local community is important to the Natural History Museum, they would like to extend a special welcome to you as a community member, community organisation member of staff or volunteer, and your friends and family. 

They will have light breakfast refreshments (a choice of juice or water and tea or coffee and a pastry) included with the ticket and a family activity pack which contains notebooks, pencils, souvenirs and activity sheets to make the experience even more special.

The reserved ticket dates and times are as follows:

  • Wednesday 12 August 11.00-12.00
  • Wednesday 19 August 11.00-12.00
  • Wednesday 26 August 11.00-12.00

Follow this link to a dedicated page on their website, where you can find more information and a link to book your ticket.

The Contact Centre can take bookings for anyone unable to book online.

Further information

The safety of visitors and staff is a priority. To ensure that the experience is as safe as possible, they have put the following measures in place:

  • The 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 from 8 August.  Read the list of exemptions.
  • There is a maximum of five tickets per booking.
  • Hand sanitiser stations will be provided so you can clean your hands regularly.
  • 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 the website.