“Robots” at Science Museum

Opening in February 2017, the next blockbuster Science Museum exhibition will explore the 500-year story of humanoid robots and the artistic and scientific quest to understand what it means to be human. Set in five different periods and places, the exhibition features a unique collection of over 100 robots, from a 16th-century mechanical monk to robots […]

Deaf Men Dancing and Francesca Martinez’s Wobbly Manifesto

Dance company ‘Deaf Men Dancing’ and comedian Francesca Martinez present new works specially created as part of ‘Exceptional & Extraordinary’ project which combines the collections of medical museums with the work of performers and artists from the disability arts world. LET US TELL YOU A STORY Let Us Tell You A Story…is a new, highly […]

Natural History Museum Lates: Butterfly Ball

The Museum comes alive after dark: explore the galleries, enjoy special events and late-night access to our exhibitions, galleries and shops at Lates, on the last Friday of the month. This month has a butterfly theme: make your own antennae, enjoy butterfly related comedy with Wunderkammer, see butterfly and moth wings through an electron microscope and […]

Aiming for the Moon

In 1989 Soviet authorities admitted publicly for the first time the existence of a formerly secret programme to land a cosmonaut on the Moon. The space race between the USA and USSR, so well established in the lexicon of the 1960s, had indeed been real. Even as the Americans were preparing for their final Apollo Moon landing […]

Glass Delusions

How do minerals become living things? In this exhibition of prints, drawings, videos and objects, Artist in Residence Eleanor Morganexplores the slippery boundary between living and non-living materials. Her work is inspired by the Grant Museum’s collection of intricate glass sponges – animals that naturally build themselves out of glass – they are formed of 90% […]

Art Meets Science Library Tour

With more than one million items, some of which date back to the fifteenth century, the Museum’s Earth Sciences Library is considered one of the world’s greatest natural history collections. This tour will bring the BBC Radio 4 series Natural Histories to life, with library experts explaining how art and science have transformed our understanding […]

BBC R4 Natural Histories- The Big Story

The Big Story brings Radio 4’s Natural Histories series to life on stage, re-imagining the popular BBC programme live in the Museum’s iconic Hintze Hall. Natural Histories has explored 25 different species and specimens across as many episodes, investigating the profound impact nature has had on Earth’s history. Join the Natural History Museum and their special guests – […]

Surviving in Space

We are of Earth. Our bodies have evolved to work on this planet – not on the Moon, not on Mars and certainly not in conditions of weightlessness. So it is remarkable that over only a few decades of spaceflight we have learned how to combat the problems of survival in space. We use special equipment, […]