The Museum houses one of the largest collections of Hymenoptera in the world.

The collection is of global cultural, scientific and historic significance and comprises of approximately 3.5 million specimens in 11,000 drawers of dry pinned specimens, 25,000 microscope slides, a substantial collection in spirit and more than 1,000 nests.

The collection is rich in type material and continues to develop through world-class research, global collaborations, acquisitions and curatorial projects.

Join Natalie Dale-Skey at Hintze Hall, NHM for a talk on Hymenoptera

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Hintze Hall, Natural History Museum
Cromwell Rd
South Kensington
United Kingdom


Standard (Free) museum entry

All toilets are open. The restrooms are cleaned regularly.

Accessible toilets
Wheelchair-accessible toilets and baby-changing facilities are clearly marked on the Museum map.

Lifts are marked on the Museum map.  Please use the stairs where possible to ensure lifts are available for those who need them.

Wheelchair hire
You can borrow wheelchairs for free from the cloakrooms just inside the main entrance on Cromwell Road and the Exhibition Road entrance.

Assistance dogs
Assistance dogs are welcome at the Museum.

Large print gallery guides
Tactile and Braille books and large-print gallery guides are available for some of our temporary exhibitions and can be collected in-gallery.

If you need any other assistance during your visit to the Museum our staff will be happy to help you.

Audio descriptions
Take an audio-described tour of Hintze Hall, narrated by Sir David Attenborough. There are 24 guides to choose from.

Audio-described guides are available for: Hintze Hall, Human Evolution, Volcanoes and Earthquakes and Treasures.



Natalie Dale-Skey
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