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