Cinema season returns this summer to the Natural History Museum .

To celebrate the arrival of the blue whale to the main hall and the start of the museum’s oceans season, the Natural History Museum will be delving underwater and revisiting some of the most favourite deep sea blockbusters.

From Finding Nemo to Jaws, the water-related films will be screened during the month of August.

The real blue whale skeleton is 126-year-old

Get inspired wandering through galleries, enjoy a drink at the bar and then take your seat in the grand Hintze Hall beneath the blue whale skeleton as the show starts.

Each screening will include a special, pre-film recording of a museum expert talking through the fascinating science and fiction of the film.


Jaws is one of the films to be screened

Did you know that great whites actually find the taste of human flesh unpalatable?

Nevertheless, watch a giant great white shark wreak havoc on the shores of a New England beach town in this legendary Steven Spielberg thriller.

When: Saturday August 12, 7.30pm.

Free Willy

Did you know that the killer whale is not a whale? It's actually a dolphin.

In this heart-warming 90s classic, orphan Jesse befriends a captive killer whale and does whatever it takes to return him to his family and ocean home.

When: Sunday August 13, 7.30pm

Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo

Follow young clownfish Nemo, taken unexpectedly from his Great Barrier Reef home, and his father and forgetful sidekick who embark on a courageous journey to find him, in this charming Disney adventure.

When: Monday August 14, 7.30pm

The Little Mermaid

In this classic Disney tale of a mermaid princess who dreams of becoming human, Ariel falls in love with a handsome prince, much to the dismay of her father and long-suffering friends.

When: Tuesday August 15, 7.30pm


Tickets: £28, Member: £25 .

Book tickets here .

Movie Nights at the Museum are intended for over 18s, but children aged 12+ can attend if accompanied by an adult.

Bookings are required. No refunds will be given.

Doors open at 7.30 and the event will begin at 9pm.

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