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The Natural History Museum thrills with TV appearances and looks forward to an exciting start to 2022

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 16:30

The Natural History Museum enjoyed some exciting TV appearances, including A Night in the Museum on Channel 4. On 23 December, the hour-long episode saw Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe sleep over at the Museum with comedian friend Aisling Bea.

Image credit: Channel 4

The trio were awestruck by the splendour of the building as they scooted through its epic corridors, enjoyed a game of hide-and-seek, mucked about in the lavish exhibitions, raided the gift shop and stumbled across the spectacular Tank Room. Current viewing figures for the show are 1.2 million.

Image credit: Channel 4

The Museum also featured alongside Blenheim Palace, Alder Hey Children's Hospital and The Lansdowne Club in ‘Deck The Halls’, a festive documentary about the UK's busiest Christmas decorators, which revealed the behind-the-scenes process of turning some of the UK’s biggest landmarks into winter wonderlands. Strictly Come Dancing also used the Museum Ice Rink for their much-loved Christmas Day special, with six celebrities and their pro partners competing to win the festive mirrorball trophy. 

Try Channel 4 On Demand or BBC iPlayer to view these programmes on catch-up.

It’s going to be an exciting start to 2022 at the Museum too, with the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award announcement on 9 February and an unmissable array of visitor events.

In addition to exhilarating yoga sessions and dino-themed sleepovers in Hintze Hall, the Museum will be hosting some exciting Valentine’s themed events too – watch this space.

 Find out more at nhm.ac.uk