On the last Friday of every month the Natural History Museum in London opens it’s doors until 10pm so people like me can enjoy the museum without the madness of hundreds of children running around and also with a wine glass in hand.
I think it’s a brilliant idea and I was very excited when my friend Cara suggested we go. We arrived right on 6pm when the ‘late’ session began and we were pleasantly surprised by how few people were here, so you now how you sometimes have to queue on the weekends? There was definitely none of that. Once through we headed straight for the pop up bar (naturally). We purchased a bottle of wine for £20 and grabbed four glasses and headed straight for the dinosaur section.
At first it felt kind of weird walking around all of the artefacts with a wine in hand but it was a nice relaxed vibe and we got into it. The dinosaur section is really good and we loved the interactive T-Rex! Also how great is this floor? I love a good tiled floor.
After finishing our first (of four, whoops) bottle of wine we went back into the entrance area where it had packed out considerably. There was now a queue for the drinks, we grabbed another bottle and headed for the mammal section. I love this room so much as everytime I go in there I think – really, is a blue whale really that big? We stopped, had a chat about the animals, took selfies with the animals and carried on.
Before we knew it we had drunk another bottle (oops) so we went to refill again and this time it was way more packed, but it was a good vibe. There was music pumping, people were chatting and better still there were no kids running around!
We walked upstairs to get the view from the top and it was only then I realised just how beautiful this building is. Cue more photos.
By this time we had successfully drunk with the dinosaurs, had some laughs and then off we went on our merry way. It was a great Friday night and I would most definitely go back to the late night at the Natural History Museum as it was less crowded, relaxed and a lot of fun!
You can read about my last visit to the Natural History Museum to go ice skating: Natural History Museum on Ice
You can read about the Wildlife Photographer of the year exhibition which is currently on at the Natural History Museum.
Have you been to the late night at the Natural History Museum?