The refurbished Hinze Hall will be dominated by a huge blue whale skeleton which dives through the heart of the hall.

 You can click the plus sign at the right for a closer view.

Update 22 June 2017:

Due to the continuing construction work at the Natural History Museum, which includes the main frontage of the museum, this event has been postponed to November.

Fiona McWilliams, director of development at the museum writes: “We want to let you know about a change of date for the private view for residents of the NHM’s spectacularly re-imagined Hintze Hall. This event was originally scheduled for 27 July 2017, but will now take place in November, with a date to be confirmed.  Representatives for the residents associations and the museum have agreed that this timing would be preferable, allowing more residents to attend, and enabling guests to enter the transformed Hintze Hall through the renovated front entrance, which will be completed in late summer. Residents will also benefit from being able to view two special exhibitions as part of the event: the new ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017’ exhibition, which opens in late October, and ‘Whales: Beneath the Surface’, running from summer 2017 to February 2018.

Please note full refunds will be given to all those that have purchased tickets for 27 July, and further details on the November event will follow from Eventbrite (the online ticketing site) very soon. When that happens we will also update this page accordingly.