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The Natural History Museum Has Closed Until Further Notice

Holly Platt-Higgins Holly Platt-Higgins

The Natural History Museum Has Closed Until Further Notice

The Natural History Museum has been forced to close its doors due to Covid-19.

Following the government’s recent advice about preventing the further spread of the coronavirus, The Natural History Museum has decided to close its doors, effective from 1pm this afternoon.

(See a full list of London venue closures here.)

The Natural History Museum is London’s fourth most visited museum, beaten only by the National Gallery, the British Museum and the Tate. The last of which also announced its closure today.

The museum have chosen to close following government guidance for Londoners to avoid all-but-essential contact with others and have chosen to, ‘prioritise the welfare of our visitors, supporters, staff and volunteers.’ The museum currently plans to reopen in, ‘early summer.’

In a statement issued earlier today, The Natural History Museum said that any exhibition tickets that have already been purchased will remain valid when the site reopens, and that further information will be emailed to those who have purchased tickets for specific events that will no longer be going ahead.

The Natural History Museum’s online portal will remain open to all and they will continue to update their website and social media channels throughout its closure.

In other news: London’s iconic Royal Opera House has closed.