Saturday 31 December 2016

Happy New Year - 2017

London Live

Celebrating the Zoo babies of 2016!

Tiger cubs 

This year we've celebrated a whole host of babies born across ZSL London and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's. To help combat those post Christmas blues, we've put together a video looking back on the Zoo babies of 2016.

We're also celebrating more good news from 2016, from successful reintroductions, to our conservation highlights.

Don't forget, both our Zoo's are open so make sure you plan in a trip over the festive period.

Thursday 29 December 2016

London New Year's Eve 2016

To get you in the mood here is last years 2015 event

If you're not attending the New Year's Eve fireworks 2016 in London, you don't have to miss out. For the first time, you can experience the fireworks with an exclusive 360-degree live view on the BBC’s website by tilting your smartphone or tablet, or by navigating on your laptop or desktop. Alternatively, watch the spectacular display live on BBC One. See last year's New Year's fireworks display in the video below.

Wednesday 28 December 2016

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum Hintze Hall
As the sun sets on 2016, we wanted to say thank you for your support over the last year. Whether you visited an exhibition, enjoyed seeing some of our 80 million specimens, or explored 3.5 billion years of life on Earth on our website - we hope you feel inspired by the natural world and will continue supporting us in 2017.
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Last chance to get your skates on
Don’t miss your chance to skate beneath thousands of fairy lights. We have penguin skate aids and a smaller rink for kids too. Associate sponsor Swarovski.

Closes 8 January
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Playing pangolin © Lance van de Vyver
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
See the breathtaking diversity of life on our planet through 100 award-winning images from the world's best wildlife photographers. Associate sponsor DONG Energy. 

Online booking recommended
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Hintze Hall
The Museum is changing
Our central space will be closing on 5 January for a spectacular redevelopment. During this time the rest of the Museum will remain open as usual. 
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Historia Naturalis
Read Historia Naturalis online
The Museum's oldest natural history book dating from 1469 has been digitised for you to access online.
Read the story
New Year's Eve Ball
Great Barrier Reef Dive
Set sail on a virtual reality journey beneath the waves with Sir David Attenborough.

Until 31 December
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New Year's Eve Ball
New Year's Eve Ball
End the festive season in style and count down to 2017 in the unique surroundings of the Museum's main hall. 

Saturday 31 December, 20.00-01.00
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Royal Museums Greenwich - What's On Holiday Special

What's On

Holiday Special



Happy Holidays!
From 27 December

If you're looking for something to enjoy with friends and family, or you’re seeking activities to keep the kids entertained, we’ve got plenty to choose from over the festive period at Royal Museums Greenwich. Our world-class museums and attractions reopen on 27 December, and our doors remain open throughout the New Year.
Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity
The holidays are the perfect time to see our major 5★ exhibition. Discover Emma's extraordinary story, and explore her fascinating life through over 200 incredible objects.
"No one in her time could resist Emma Hamilton, and nor will you "
★★★★★ The Guardian
"It is such a great bit of storytelling, it really is, you are so moved."
Saturday Review, 
BBC Radio 4
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Last chance: Armada portrait
Until 12 January 

If you thought Christmas was filled with lavish indulgence then you ain't seen nothing yet! It's the perfect time to see the newly restored Queen’s House with 22 rooms filled with great art, plus the magnificent Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I before it goes into conservation. Our new film takes you through the highlights.
Visit for free
Entertain the kids
Christmas may be over but the fun doesn't have to end there. We've got some great ways to entertain the whole family.
Enjoy our free galleries or explore sea and space in our holiday events. 
Family fun
January Sale: Emmas visit free
14 - 15 January

Know someone called Emma? Or maybe that's you!
We're celebrating Emma Hamilton's extraordinary life with free exhibition entry for all Emmas. Come along or forward this email to a friend (and maybe they'll pay for half of your ticket...).
Calling all Emmas
Exclusive - Pirates: The Origins
We'll be starting the new year with a new audio series and we're offering you the chance to hear it first.
To kick things off our experts explore the fascinating world of piracy and its origins.  
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January Sale
Save up to 50% in our Winter Sale! Highlights include our Orion Constellation Mug (£12), Battle UFO drone (£30), S.S.Specke Scarf (£15), British Vintage Weather T-Shirt (£9) and much more.
Our Sale ends at the end of January.
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Your feedback will help us create a better experience for all our visitors.
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Thursday 22 December 2016

Natural History Museum - Make the most of your visit this Christmas

Natural History Museum Hintze Hall
Make the most of your visit to the Museum this Christmas. See the very best nature photography at Wildlife Photographer of the Year, skate under the stars at the Ice Rink, treat your loved ones to a bite to eat in our new family restaurant and say a final farewell to Dippy the Diplodocus

The Museum is closed 24-26 December. 
The Ice Rink is closed on 25 December.
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The dying of the light © Angel Fitor
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
See the 100 award-winning images in this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. Associate sponsor DONG Energy. 

Online booking recommended.
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Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Festive fun on the ice
Take a spin on the Natural History Museum Ice Rink after a day of Christmas shopping or as a festive treat with family and friends. Associate sponsor Swarovski.
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New Year's Eve Ball
New Year's Eve Ball
End the festive season in style and count down to 2017 in the unique surroundings of the Museum's main hall. 

Saturday 31 December, 20.00-01.00
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Dine with the dinosaurs
From burgers to stone-baked pizzas, there's something for everyone to enjoy at our new dinosaur-themed restaurant, the T. rex Grill.
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© AuntSpray/
Uncovering the food of the giants
Museum scientists have reconstructed the diets of extinct mammals, including the woolly mammoth, thanks to a new way of analysing fossilised teeth.
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Gift membership
Give them a year to remember
The chance to explore 3.5 billion years of life on earth comes wrapped up in a gift membership. With five exhibitions to visit in 2017, your present will be 365 days of discovery.
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