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Natural History Museum Lates (February)

Experience London's most unique Friday night out. Come and enjoy the Dinosaurs gallery and our exhibitions in the evening, meet friends and have a bite to eat.

It's free to attend Lates, but you have to buy tickets for the exhibitions and some special events. Please allow sufficient time for your exhibition timed slot.

Please note that no other areas of the Museum are open at Lates.

What's on at Lates on 22 February 2013

See the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.
First chance to see our new Extinction: Not the End of the World? exhibition in the evening.
Explore our new Treasures Cadogan Gallery with 22 of our most prized objects on show.
Other popular galleries open include Dinosaurs, Mammals, Whale Hall, Creepy Crawlies and The Vault.
Enjoy live music in the Central Hall.
Try your hand at speed-sketching with the Crazy Artists.
Our Central Hall pop-up restaurant and bar serves warming winter casseroles and a variety of drinks.
Food and drink


Bar open from 18.00 until 22.00

Enjoy hearty British winter fare at our Central Hall pop-up restaurant, including venison and wild boar stew, dumplings and mashed potatoes, as well as wine, beer and cider.

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

For imaginative gift ideas you can visit the Museum shop or browse our online shop.

Step free access for disabled visitors is via Museum Lane, off Exhibition Road.

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  • Rowan G.

    Sorry guys got held up... Don't think I'm going to be able to make it

    February 22, 2013

    • Rowan G.

      you guys going to be going to the science museum late on wednesday?

      February 25, 2013

    • Dimitris R H.

      Hey Rowan! Sorry for the VERY late reply I just saw this message, well no :P I am trying to schedule a bit in advance onwards

      March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The erudite gentry of modern-day England; relishing the accomplishment of mankind; assembled together; sharing their wealth of knowledge among their wives; friends; meetup mates; and the general populace of the globe; bending perhaps the boundaries of "Science Fiction and Fantasy"; but nonetheless enjoying the company of innumerable like-minded wine-drinking wizards and champagne-swilling sourcerers; patrolling the crypts and dungeons where dragons teeth are displayed; thence alongside alien animatronics from an evolving planet; the planet whose technological far-future we are now living day-by-day; minus the top hats.

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • Dimitris R H.

    Where art thou people?

    February 22, 2013

  • Janet F.

    I'm under the dinosaur's head! am I the first here?

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to tonight, will do my best to get there for 6.30 but I don't finish work till 6 and the bus is over half an hour. Might be able to sneak out early though. See you guys later!

    February 22, 2013

  • Dimitris R H.

    As before we meet under the head of the sexy dinosaur in the main hall :D

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My girlfriend and I will like to come along. It will also be nice to chat about the scorched skies game on Saturday that my friend and I might be interested in going to. :)

    1 · February 17, 2013

    • Dimitris R H.

      Sweet! :D We will be more than happy to see you there

      February 21, 2013

  • Rowan G.

    Hopefully If I'm not feeling i'll by friday still.
    Is anyone going to the exhibition? I'm just going to the free NHM stuff.

    February 21, 2013

    • Dimitris R H.

      Hey Rowan, we will probably just hang around and have some fun chatting and going through the open galleries this time around

      February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have heard good things about these

    1 · February 3, 2013

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