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Wider Earth at The Natural History Museum

The Wider Earth Museum

Wider Earth at The Natural History Museum

A new theatre in the Jerwood Gallery at the Natural History Museum was unveiled in October for the European premiere of award-winning drama The Wider Earth, about a young Charles Darwin.

Join the 22-year-old Darwin on HMS Beagle’s daring voyage to the far side of the world. Furthermore discover the gripping story behind one of the most important discoveries in history.

The Wider Earth features a cast of seven, remarkable puppetry, an original score and cinematic animations to bring to life uncharted landscapes in the theatrical event of the year.

Tickets start at £22.40 and the show is recommended for ages 10+.

When to go:

Performances run until Sunday 24 February 2019. It has two acts (each 55 minutes long) and a 20-minute interval.

Getting there:

The Tube is the best way to get there – the nearest station is South Kensington, which is a 5-minute walk from the museum’s Exhibition Road entrance. Please note: for evening performances, entry is via the Queen’s Gate entrance only.

Are there baby-changing facilities?

Baby-changing facilities are available.

Is there buggy and wheelchair access?

All floors in the Green and Red Zones of the Darwin Centre map are accessible by lift. The balcony of the Mammals gallery is inaccessible by lift.
You can leave coats and luggage in the cloakrooms by the Darwin Centre atrium and by the Exhibition Road entrance. Luggage is charged according to weight (umbrellas cost £1 to store, coats £2, bags weighing up to 4kg are £2.50). Museum members and children aged 3 and under can leave items for free, including folded buggies.

Where to eat:

There are loads of cafés and food stalls throughout the museum. Honest Burgers, Paul and Bella Italia are a 5-minute walk away and near South Kensington Tube.

Terms and conditions:

Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. The show contains special effects including haze and smoke and strobe lighting.

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