Meet Hope The Whale: Natural History Museum’s Hintze Hall Officially Reopens Today

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Blue Whale Hintze Hall

As much as we’re all desperately missing Dippy the Dinosaur, today marks the day that we welcome his replacement, Hope the Whale, to the Natural History Museum‘s Hintze Hall.

This morning (July 14th), after months of anticipation, the Natural History Museum is finally unveiling Hope the Whale – the magnificent, massive, 82ft blue whale skeleton. ‘Hope’ will hang dramatically from the ceiling with her mouth wide open as if she’s swallowing visitors as they explore the Hintze Hall. (See our London museum guide.)

Blue Whale Hintze Hall
Hintze Hall © The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London [2017]
The grand—and seriously photogenic—Hintze Hall officially reopens to the public at 10am today (July 14th), so now’s your chance to walk beneath the largest animal to ever have lived and explore hundreds of new whaley great displays.

Find the Natural History Museum on Cromwell Road, near South Kensington station, SW7 5BD. It’s open daily from 10am – 5.50pm. 

 

Georgie Hoole

Georgie Hoole

Georgie is Deputy Editor at Secret London. She loves a trendy café and is all too familiar with the extortionate price of a coffee in the capital. She enjoys the finer things in life (like red wine on a school night and eating Ben and Jerry's straight from the tub) and hasn't quite grasped the concept of adulthood yet.