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An Exciting Winter Season at the Natural History Museum

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 11:45

It’s been an exciting winter season at the Natural History Museum with plenty of events, activities and festive moments in the run up to Christmas.  

The Museum’s iconic animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex got very much into the Christmas spirit on Monday 6 December, when the Museum revealed the dinosaur has been dressed in a special, theropod-sized version of the Museum Shop’s very own Christmas jumper, and we’re sure you’ll agree it’s looking roarsomely festive!

Image credit @ The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London

The T-rex will be wearing the jumper until the Museum closes for Christmas (The Museum is closed 24-26 December), so visitors are encouraged to come and take a look (and a selfie!) in the dinosaurs gallery, and of course to buy their own version of the dino-themed festive jumper. Made from 100% recycled materials, the jumper is available to purchase for adults and children at the Natural History Museum shop.

The Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition opened the public vote for the People’s Choice Award, giving the public the opportunity to choose their own Wildlife Photographer of the Year winner. This year’s 25 unforgettable scenes include curious meerkats, an elusive tapir, the rescue of an Amazon river dolphin and a kangaroo and her joey framed by a fire's destruction:

The incredible images were shortlisted by the Museum from over 50,000 image entries from 95 countries. The 25 images are currently on display at the highly acclaimed Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, until the voting ends on 2 February 2022.

The Natural History Museum was delighted to host the premiere event for the new Christmas film A boy called Christmas, a British Christmas fantasy film directed by Gil Kenan, based on the 2015 book by renowned author Matt Haig. The premiere brought the Museum fully into the festive spirit, with red lighting illuminating Hintze Hall, beautiful Christmas trees and a red carpet leading guests to the Museum entrance. The film is available to watch on Sky Cinema and streaming on Sky's streaming service NOW.

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