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Pallasite meteorites are thought to form in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Made up of minerals and metal, some examples - like the Imilac meteorite on display in Hintze Hall - date back to the very beginning of our solar system. #AsteroidDay 

It's been an incredible 100 days since the Museum closed its doors to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's a #ThrowbackThursday  to a time when Hintze Hall was full of visitors - we can't wait until we're able to see this sight again.

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Safely moving our towering giraffe specimen demands a delicate touch and military precision. This #WorldGiraffeDay , take a peek behind the scenes at how we re-housed one of our Hintze Hall stars.

Let Sir David Attenborough guide you around the Museum's Hintze Hall and learn more about nature at our series of free talks #NHMAtHome 

The huge glass cabinets on Hintze Hall's balcony showcase nature's incredible diversity. Get a closer look at the specimens displayed there, starting with the seabirds: #MuseumFromHome 

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First up, a Museum tour minus the crowds: access a virtual 14 digital exhibitions & 300,000 specimens from the collections, plus a photo so enormous you can zoom in on the tiniest detail of Hintze Hall's gilded canopy - all with @googlearts  #MuseumFromHome 

As it's both #IMD2020  and #PlantsDay , what better time to turn your gaze upward to Hintze Hall's gilded canopy? The ceiling's 162 hand-decorated panels showcase Earth's abundance of plant life. You can zoom in on every detail with @googlearts :

This #FossilFriday  we're celebrating the Museum's much-loved Diplolodus carnegii! 🦕 @NHM_Dippy  is socially isolating @RochdaleCouncilight  now but, before setting off on a nationwide tour, the skeleton cast spent a stint welcoming visitors to Hintze Hall.

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Happy 115th birthday Dippy! 🦕 🎂 Dippy our Diplodocus cast was unveiled to the public at the Museum 115 years ago today. He didn't always live in Hintze Hall though. Watch as museum staff, in 1979, carefully move him to his new home.

Hang out with Museum scientist @nhcooper123  this Friday and learn how Hope, the blue whale specimen in Hintze Hall, is giving us a unique insight into the lives of these ocean giants. Suitable for ages 6+ #NHMAtHome 

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The blue whale that welcomes our visitors to Hintze Hall died nearly 130 years ago. But before she did, she roamed all over the Atlantic Ocean. Discover her story this #WorldWhaleDay .

Have you met our mastodon? The huge skeleton that now resides in Hintze Hall has a long history. As a touring spectacle, it astonished audiences across North America before making its way to Europe and a final stop in London, where Richard Owen purchased it in 1844. #FossilFriday 

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This #InternationalMuseumDay , here's another look at what might be our most-photographed specimen: Hope the blue whale. ? Have you got a favourite photo taken in Hintze Hall, or in another of the Museum's gallery? #PhotoMW  #MuseumWeek 

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We couldn't resist this stunning shot of our blue whale skeleton on #WhaleWednesday . The curved spine of this ocean giant looks almost sculptural when lit by Hintze Hall's skylights and backed by stained glass. ?

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The installation of an 82-foot long blue whale skeleton under the ceiling of the Natural History Museum’s Hintze Hall in London

See how @NHM_London 's Hintze Hall has evolved since 1895. In 2017 #Dippy  Diplodocus will move after 35 years #r4today 

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