March marks Women’s History Month here in the UK, with London always buzzing with fantastic things to do throughout its entirety. One exciting offering comes from the Natural History Museum, who have organised specialised (and completely free) tours of the museum from female perspectives.
From groundbreaking advancements in fashion to delving into historic achievements made by women of colour, these insightful tours will be taking place throughout February and March to honour Women’s History Month.
So, whether you’re looking for an excuse to make your overdue return to the Natural History Museum, or wish to celebrate Women’s History Month in a fun and unique way, consider checking out these fantastic tours that are available to book online.
Women in Science at the Natural History Museum
- Women in Science Tour – Discover fascinating stories about women in science, including some who’ve worked at the museum itself. Learn about the evolution of women’s voices in the industry through the “gripping histories” housed at this adored institution.
- Women in Science Tour: Space – Tour the museum’s fantastic space paraphernalia and hear all about the women “whose contributions changed our understanding of space.” From a rare meteorite to cutting-edge technology and science, you’ll learn about the work and research of female space scientists.
- Women in Science Tour: Palaeontology – If you’re interested in fossils and ancient species, then this is the tour for you. From evolution to the first-discovered species, this fascinating tour unearths the past and present of female paleontologists, as well as their contributions to understanding life here on Earth.
- Women in Science Tour: Fashion – Learn about the relationship between nature and fashion at this specialised tour of the museum’s renowned collection from a fashion perspective. From its impact on the planet to female pioneers in the industry, discover how the fashion and science worlds are rightfully intertwined.
- Women in Science: Women of Colour – Hear riveting and inspirational stories about Black scientists and scientists of colour, as well as how they’ve contributed to the science world both at the museum and at large.
All of the tours will be taking place a handful of times throughout February and March. For more details, dates, and to book, click here to visit the Natural History Museum’s website. Tours are free of charge but donations are advised.