On 24 and 25 November, players all across the city celebrated the opening of the Natural History Museum’s amazing new Treasures gallery, showcasing some of the Museum’s most amazing and precious objects. The game they played sent them on a hunt for the sites of some of London’s most peculiar and intriguing natural history – places across the city relating to the Treasures gallery, or housing particularly intriguing specimens and history.
The Hunt is over now, but even if you missed the game, it’s not too late for the natural history – we found out so much about different excavations, buildings, specimens, museums and objects that we couldn’t bear not to tell you about them overexcitedly. The map below shows the twelve sites that players of the Hunt visited, marked in red, many of them open to visitors on a daily basis – and, marked in blue, we’ve included some bonus treasures, places we couldn’t include in the Hunt but which connect to some intriguing aspect of London’s natural history, and which are open to visitors. If you have any suggestions for other inclusions, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add them in!
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