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Natural History Museum After Hours

Experience London's most unique Friday night out! Dinosaurs included

Come and enjoy the Natural History Museum's exhibitions in the evening, meet friends, have a drink, have a bite to eat.

Visit their engrossing and atmospheric Dinosaur gallery. Or take part in one of their monthly discussions.

It's FREE to attend the After Hours evenings, but you have to buy tickets for the exhibitions and some special events. To avoid disappointment, please book your tickets in advance.

Enjoy delicious food and drinks from our indoor bars and restaurants.

Tour our popular galleries, including Dinosaurs, the Whale Hall, and Treasures

Listen to sounds from up-and-coming musicians, live in the Central Hall.

Book tickets for Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

drinks at Lates

Food and drink

Bar open from 18.00 until 22.00

Grab a tasty meatball parmigiana ciabatta, courgette, feta and mint fritters on flat bread, salads and more from our Central Hall menu. Then enjoy a selection of good quality wines, beers and ciders from the bar.

The food is really good, but not cheap, you won't get much for under a tenner so if you don't want to spend that, bring a sandwich.

Please note that drinks and food cannot be taken into the exhibitions and the Dinosaur gallery.

More info at the NHM After Hours page.


We will meet at the foot of the mains stairs in the Central Hall (main lobby), hopefully at a table, between 6pm and 6.30pm.

We will meet again in the Central Hall at [masked]pm to collect later arrivals and sometimes people just want to stay sitting, drinking, eating, listening to the live music and chatting for the rest of the evening. The food is excellent but not cheap, but there's nothing to stop you bringing a sandwich in.

If there's no Meetup sign/people in the central Hall after 7.30pm, we will meet back at the Central Hall at 9.30pm for a final gathering together.

As usual, hosts' numbers will be emailed to attendees the day before the event.


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  • ben

    Which pub?

    January 31, 2014

  • Petra

    Hi, sorry I didn't come after all, but I actually saved you from my constant nose blowing and miserable face :)

    January 31, 2014

  • ben

    Agh... Had a look for you guys, but can't stand the noise!

    January 31, 2014

  • Paggy

    got here late. hope to catch you at 730 in the main hall.

    1 · January 31, 2014

  • david a.

    Anyone joining at the tables?

    January 31, 2014

  • Annie

    Sorry, something came up so won't be able to make it.

    January 31, 2014

  • mala

    Sorry to be a party pooper but unable to come for various reasons ! Looking forward to the next one ..Have fun !!

    January 31, 2014

  • N G.

    Sorry have to cancel at the last minute. Next time!

    January 31, 2014

  • Mike N.

    Further to Jobeda's update this is just to say that I'll be wearing a red hat so hopefully it will be easy to spot me.

    There's usually a bun fight over free chairs/tables so if anyone is able to get there early to grab some that would be very helpful.

    January 31, 2014

  • JB M.

    Sorry due to bad weather and stomach, I have to cancel my trip from Portsmouth :(

    January 31, 2014

  • Oxana P.

    Hey guys! How's hosting this time? Could you please post your mobile number here please? The central hall gets very busy, and I am one of those late arrivals... Cheers!

    January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It looks like everytime I try to go to National History Museum in one of these evenings I get ill. Next time I will say it the same day to avoid that chance. ;) Have fun.

    January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dinosaurs, awesome!
    Roooaar :_)

    January 29, 2014

  • Botan D.

    + 1 Gueat

    January 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello everyone, this will be my first meet-up and I am looking forward to meeting you all. Physics=phun.

    January 26, 2014

  • Vlad V.

    I want to be there!

    January 15, 2014

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