A Virtual Tour of the Natural History Museum
Delve into the Museum from home with a virtual self-guided tour of the galleries, an interactive experience about Hope the blue whale and audio guides narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Click here to have a fascinating look at the wonders of the natural world.
Explore the rich history of Hope, the blue whale suspended from the ceiling in Hintze Hall. In this online interactive, see what her life was like in the ocean, find out how she got to her home in the Museum and get a behind-the-scenes peek of the Museum’s collections.
Sir David’s unmistakable voice and expertise on all things nature make him the perfect person to take you on a tour of Hintze Hall’s star specimens (including the blue marlin), all from the comfort of home.
Google Arts & Culture gives you access to 300,000 specimens within the Museum’s collections, along with 14 digital exhibitions, virtual tours and an interactive gigapixel photo (so enormous you can zoom in on the tiniest detail) of Hintze Hall’s gilded canopy.
Explore the exhibition at your own pace (and without the crowds!) in this online gallery filled with stunning nature photographs.
- Check out the Hintze Hall balcony displays
Get up close to the skull of the Museum’s iconic Diplodocus cast produced by our Imaging and Analysis Centre. See more 3D models on Sketchfab, including Darwin’s fossil mammals and the Crystal Palace sculptures.
Our collection of botanical illustrations from HMS Endeavour make up some of the most scientifically significant artworks in our archive. It features works by Sydney Parkinson.
Dig deep into the archives, where you’ll find scientifically important art, books, prints and manuscripts, including drawings by William Smith and brothers Franz and Ferdinand Bauer.
- Uncover highlights from the collections
Discover more stories from their other collections.
- Quizmaster Answer Sheet – Print or download and make sure you keep it out of sight!