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Mysteries of the Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum houses over 80 million objects, each with a story to tell and mysteries to reveal.

About this Event

The Natural History Museum in South Kensington opened in 1881 and now houses over 80 million objects. It’s one of the largest and most comprehensive natural history collections in the world. Each has a story to tell and mysteries to reveal.

Join Science Communicator Alastair Hendry in conversation with the Museum’s Head of Conservation Lorraine Cornish and Principal Curator of Mammals Richard Sabin as they share some of the fascinating stories and mysteries hidden deep within the collections.

Great Exhibition Road Festival

The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a free annual celebration of curiosity, discovery and exploration. Join them as Exhibition Road is transformed with events and activities from over 20 research and culture organisations around South Kensington including Imperial College London, Royal Commission of 1851, Discover South Kensington, Royal Albert Hall, V&A, Science Museum, Royal College of Music, Natural History Museum and many more.

This event is part of the Festival’s new online events programme, celebrating science and the arts from your home.

The Great Exhibition Road Festival is supported by Huawei, Lead Technology Sponsor

See all our upcoming events on the Festival website

Upcoming Dates

No future dates are known at this time.

Past Dates

  • Thursday, February 25, 2021, 8:00 - 8:45 am