Revamp for London’s Natural History Museum

A computer rendering of the NHM’s new Eastern Grounds © Niall McLaughlin

A computer rendering of the NHM’s new Eastern Grounds © Niall McLaughlin

LONDON’S Natural History Museum (NHM) is to transform its grounds as part of a wider redevelopment plan.

The improvements will adopt ‘three great narratives’ as an overarching theme – the origins and evolution of life, the diversity of life on Earth today, and the long-term sustainability of humans’ custodianship of the planet. These will be applied throughout the museum and in the overhauled grounds too.

Taking place between 2017 and 2020, the redevelopment and landscaping will feature a café and exhibition space below ground, as well as a new green square at street level. There will also be a research garden for monitoring the city’s ecosystem.

The museum’s famous Diplodocus skeleton, ‘Dippy’, which is to be removed from the attraction’s main hall and replaced with a Blue Whale skeleton, will be given a new home in the gardens, re-cast in bronze to make it weatherproof.

For further information telephone 020 7942 5725 or visit their website www.nhm.ac.uk.