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Put your senses to the test in this illuminating exhibition at the Natural History Museum.
You'll come face-to-face with the creepy creatures that thrive at night, living in pitch-black caves and at the bottom of the deep dark ocean.
You'll enter their nocturnal worlds and discover how they find their way around, hunt for food, mate and evade predators. You'll walk through the shadows of a bat cave and smell their distinctive aromas, see a beautiful bioluminescent display as it appears underwater, and listen to a symphony of nocturnal noises and meet the creatures who made them.
> Craig’s review of Natural History Museum – “If you lived near London as a little kid then you probably remember this place from the school holidays. I always ended up here because it's got dinosaurs in it and kids love dinosaurs. And now here I am, thirty-five years later... still a kid... wondering what they've done with the giant Diplodocus in the entrance hall. Where's Dippy gone? He was part of my youth! 15… continued”
Slavery, Culture & Collecting – 15 Sep 2018 to 15 Sep 2019 – This exhibition explores the connection between some of Britain's oldest cultural organisations and transatlantic slavery
Feliks Topolski — Drawing Debden – 1 Oct 2018 to 28 Jun 2019 – The Bank of England Museum will be putting on an exhibition of work by Feliks Topolski about the Debden printing works.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – 19 Oct 2018 to 30 Jun 2019 – Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Natural History Museum with this exhibition of the top 100 photos.
Victorian surgery at the Old Operating Theatre – Sat and Sun – A demonstration about Victorian surgery inside the original 19th-century Operating Theatre at St Thomas's Hospital.
Private tour of the Churchill War Rooms – Every day – Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms, and experience Winston Churchill's wartime bunker from behind the glass.
Reimagining Captain Cook – 29 Nov 2018 to 4 Aug 2019 – The British Museum will be marking the anniversary of Cook's Pacific voyage by looking at it from the Islander's perspective
Christian Dior — Designer of Dreams – 2 Feb to 14 Jul 2019 – Some of the finest designs and dresses by Christian Dior, tracing the impact that his fashion house has made over the last seventy years
Look for more children’s events this month
If you enjoy Natural History Museum then you might like to visit Hunterian Museum (catch the train from South Kensington to Holborn), London Zoo (catch the train from South Kensington to Camden Town) and Science Museum (you can walk there in less than 1 min)
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