This is a sponsored article on behalf of the Natural History Museum.
Fancy ringing in 2024 beneath Hope the blue whale? Now there's a New Year's Eve party of (pre)historic proportions!
On Sunday 31 December, the Natural History Museum is hosting what's got to be one of the most unique end-of-year celebrations out there. Not only does it take place at an iconic (and drop-dead gorgeous) London institution — filled with wonders of the natural world — there are also all sorts of incredible activities to get stuck into.
This year's festivities are inspired by the four elements — earth, fire, water and air. There are prizes for the best costumes, so come dressed accordingly — and look out for themed walk-around acts when you arrive.
There's plenty for music lovers to enjoy, including a silent disco, musical bingo and live performances from the likes of 10-piece brass band Old Dirty Brasstards, who'll be serving up unique renditions of your favourite party jams.
What's more, revellers will enjoy after-hours access to two Natural History Museum exhibitions. Entry to both Titanosaur: Life as the Biggest Dinosaur and the acclaimed Wildlife Photographer of the Year are included with your ticket price. It's a rare chance to check them out away from the usual daytime crowds, in between a tipple or two.
At the Titanosaur exhibition you'll get acquainted with the huge Patagotitan mayorum (and when we say huge, we mean huge — this species was four times heavier than Dippy the Diplodocus and 12 metres longer than Hope the blue whale). Meanwhile the Natural History Museum's blockbuster photography show offers you the chance to see the natural world through a new lens, from urban wildlife to deep polar seas.
New Year's Eve at the Natural History Museum kicks off at 8pm on 31 December 2023, with the party rocking on until 1.30am. It's an adults-only event, with tickets starting at £120.
For this first time, the museum's also offering VIP tickets, which grant guests access to an exclusive area with a private bar, entertainment, and complimentary drinks. Numbers are limited, though — so get tickets yours asap, before they go extinct!
New Year's Eve at the Natural History Museum, 8pm-1.30am. Tickets here.