Natural History Museum: Colour and Vision

Natural History Museum
Until November 06
The Natural History Museum is inviting you to take a 565 million year journey through the colourful eyes of nature with its current exhibition ‘Colour and Vision’.
Land snails © Trustees of NHM, London
From the safety of camouflage, its use as a deterrent, or its powers of attraction over other species – colour is regarded as holding strong influence over many of nature’s creatures, including humans. But our perception regarding colour differs greatly to that of animals; exhibition visitors will learn just how opposing these differences can be.

On show, more than 350 rarely seen specimens will highlight how colour and vision impact life on earth, and how the hues of today’s art and design world have been inspired by nature.

The spectrum of colour on display in the animal kingdom is also being explored, and audiences will also get to examine the very first creature with an image-forming eye.


Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
South Kensington
Opening hours:
Daily: 10am-5:50pm
Entry fee:
Adult £10.80, child and concession £5.40, family £27.00
July 15 - November 06


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