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The Natural History Museum in London is a treasure in every way. Join us for updates on our science, collections and all our activities.
The Natural History Museum in London is a treasure in every way. Join us for updates on our science, collections and all our activities.
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@BBCHorizon is set to document the transformation of the Museum's #HintzeHall. The @BBCTwo programme will go behind the scenes at the Museum to follow the Museum's #NHM_Conservators, designers, engineers and scientists as they work to deliver #WhaleMove and the new displays within the Museum's central space. The programme will be broadcast later in the year: http://bit.ly/NHM_BBC-Horizon-Blue-Whale

Find out more about the changes to #HintzeHall: http://bit.ly/NHM-Hintze-Hall-Changes

While the main entrance is closed, a new entrance on Queen's Gate has been opened, and is a five-minute walk from Gloucester Road tube station. This entrance is best for visiting the Dinosaurs gallery.

Our Exhibition Road entrance is open as usual, and the closest tube station is South Kensington. This entrance is best for Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Volcanoes and Earthquakes.

Plan your trip in advance with our map illustrating the changes during the redevelopment: http://bit.ly/NHM-Museum-Map
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#HintzeHall is closed from today until mid-summer 2017 but there's still plenty to see while we finish #WhaleMove and suspend our blue whale skeleton from the Hall's ceiling as a dynamic new welcome to the Museum.

To find hidden gems head to The Vault, Minerals gallery and Earth's Treasury. Meet a roaring T.rex, Triceratops, Iguanodon and other star specimens in our Dinosaurs gallery, and don't forget to pass by our Stegosaurus in the Earth Hall before seeing the story of our own origins in Human Evolution.

Volcanoes and Earthquakes, Human Evolution, Creepy Crawlies and other popular galleries will also remain open.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is open until 10 September and the Museum's tropical butterfly house, Sensational Butterflies is set to return on 31 March. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the Museum after dark at our After Hours events and Dino Snores for Kids sleepovers.

Find out more about the changes to #HintzeHall: http://bit.ly/NHM_Hintze-Hall-Changes

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#TaxonomyTuesday takes a peek into the eyes of flies with elaborate headgear like the one pictured here (Achias rothschildi). It’s a condition that has evolved independently in 8 different families of fly and our Curator of Diptera, Eric McAlister, explained why the stalk-eye fly in her blog last month: http://bit.ly/NHM_Stalk-eyed-flies
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It’s a Diplodocus-sized #BlackFriday offer! Get 20% off tickets to #LastDanceDippy, our first ever New Year’s Eve Ball. Don’t miss your chance to see in the New Year in the company of our famous dinosaurs and to celebrate with Dippy in style.

There’s a limited number of tickets at the 20% discount available and the offer ends when all offer tickets are sold or at 16.00 GMT on 28 November 2016, whichever comes first. See our website for details and the full Ts and Cs: http://bit.ly/NHM_BlackFriday-LastDanceDippy
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We’ve got some huge special offers coming up for #BlackFriday weekend. Watch this space and visit http://www.nhmshop.co.uk from Fri 25 Nov for all the news…
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Today, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Museum to wish Dippy, the famous Diplodocus skeleton, good luck on his upcoming #DippyOnTour journey around the UK from 2018 to 2020.

The Duchess, who is Patron of the Museum, attended a tea party with 20 children from Oakington Manor Primary School in London. The young guests were brought to the Museum by Place2Be, a charity committed to improving the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children in the UK, of which the Duchess is also Patron. Find out more in our news article: http://bit.ly/NHM_PatronWishesGoodluckToDippy

Don't miss your own opportunity to say good luck to Dippy before the end of 4 Jan 2017 when the fossil skeleton cast is taken off public display as part of his preparation for his national tour.
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With the venues announced on Tuesday for #DippyOnTour, our #ThrowbackThursday is to a time when one of our dinosaurs really did go missing from public view.

On this occasion, the trip for Dippy the Diplodocus wasn’t quite so far as the one we’ve got planned across the nation from 2018 to 2020. Nor did it involve a flatbed truck steaming across the British countryside... This particular move was only from the then Reptiles Gallery into the Museum’s basement. But it was for good reason because it was April 1940 and was undertook to protect the fragile cast from the bombs that could fall on London at the time.

If you missed Tuesday’s news about #DippyOnTour, catch up on our website: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/about-us/news/2016/november/dippy-dinosaur-tour-venues-announced.html?utm_source=gplus-image-post-20161117&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=dippy
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Get ready for a dinosaur adventure: Dippy the Diplodocus is on the move and the venues for our sauropod skeleton’s national tour have just been announced!

Have you ever spotted a dinosaur in a cathedral, a parliament or a community centre? Dippy could be coming to a town near you as part of #DippyOnTour.

With generous support from the Garfield Weston Foundation, the tour starts in 2018 at Dorset County Museum​ on the Jurassic Coast. Dippy will then move to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Ulster Museum Belfast​, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum​ Glasgow, Great North Museum Newcastle, National Assembly for Wales​, Number One Riverside Rochdale, and Norwich Cathedral​.

Find out more: http://bit.ly/NHM_DippyOnTourVenues
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It took days of patience followed by mere seconds of magic for photographer Ganesh H Shankar to perfectly capture this battle in the trees. Discover the story behind the image that led to Ganesh becoming this year’s winner of the #WPY52 Birds category: http://bit.ly/NHM_Battle-in-the-trees

Eviction attempt can be seen at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, now open at the Museum.
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