The Museum is closed on the following Bank holidays: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday.
2015 UPDATE: The Museum will be open on the following dates: Saturday 4th April, Monday 6th April, Monday 4th May, Monday 25th May, Monday 31st August
The Museum is also closed for approximately two weeks over the Christmas period, please check this page for specific dates each year.
Christmas and New Year closure 2014/2015: Closed Wednesday 24th December and re-opening Monday 12th January.
The possibility that the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago may have been caused by the eruption of the Deccan lavas in India has been increased by new research, published in the Geological Society of America Bulletin (doi:10.1130/B31167.1).
A view of the Mahabaleshwar escarpment in the western Ghats, India. Just a small part of the 3.6 km thick pile of lavas that flooded over the Deccan region of India some 66 million years ago? (photo copyright Dr Sally Gibson, Dept. Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge)