Amongst the 80 million odd items housed in the famous Natural History Museum in South Kensington, you’ll find fascinating specimens collected by Charles Darwin, exhibitions of intriguing artworks, and a number of events and activities that all make for a great day out. In this journal post we introduce our favourite things to do in and around the museum.
Step into the world of the colossal Titanosaur Patagotitan Mayorum, one of the largest known creatures to have ever walked our planet. The exhibition, Titanosaur: Life as the Biggest Dinosaur, is being held at the Natural History Museum until January 2024. This is the first time the dinosaur will be going on display in Europe, do not miss your chance to see this interactive exhibition!
The Polar Silk Road exhibition has begun. Gregor Sailers photography exhibition explores the existing, potential and unexpected impacts on the environment. It highlights the human-made marks on the otherwise stunning landscape and questions the possibilities of the future impacts that further exploitation may cause. This event is also free so be sure to take a visit!
Local Coffee Stop
Why not grab a warm cup of organic coffee on your way to the museum from Le Pain Quotidien on Exhibition Road. This rustic, community based and Belgian inspired bakery serves handmade bread, a tasty menu of light lunches as well as delicious coffee.
Visit the Natural History Museum Shop
Find the perfect Christmas gift or shop for wall prints of your favourite exhibition. There are some fantastic books and quite an array of Dinosaur gifts.
Fine Dining after your visit
After exploring and admiring the collections in the museum take a stroll down Exhibition Road to find Ognisko Restaurant. In the evening they serve sophisticated Polish Cuisine next door to the museum in a beautiful South Kensington townhouse. Enjoy an extensive, alternative menu and Ognisko’s exotic drinks will introduce you to some exciting new flavours. On a clear evening, wrap up on the terrace and enjoy overlooking the gardens. Alternatively, the restaurant’s interior exudes charm and elegance making you feel like royalty.
Party in Style
On selected dates the Natural History Museum hosts a silent disco, a unique night out in an iconic venue. Party into the night in the main entrance hall under the majestic shadow of Hope the blue whale. Equipped with a headset, you can listen to three DJs playing the best pop, rock and party classics on separate wireless channels. There is a full bar serving a range of drinks to quench your thirst while you bust out some of your best moves.