For a limited time only, the venue is accepting wedding and civil ceremony bookings for up to 30 guests – all of which must adhere to government guidelines on social distancing.

12 rooms are licensed for the ceremonies, including the iconic Hintze Hall and Earth Hall. The £5,000 fee provides one such space for two hours (available all day Mondays and Tuesdays or before 11am or after 6pm Wednesday to Sunday) and Chiavari chairs for all guests.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer couples this fantastic opportunity to get married in such an intimate setting in one of London’s most beautiful venues,” notes Robert Wetherell, head of events and catering at the Natural History Museum. “We offer a range of magnificent spaces, sure to create a stunning backdrop and have worked hard to ensure we are following all the guidelines to safeguard our guests during the new era of socially distanced ceremonies.”

The institution has continued to reimagine its venue hire business throughout the coronavirus crisis, most recently by holding its first ever live streamed concert.

Aside from its commercial operations, the Natural History Museum is now reopen to the public for pre-booked visits between Wednesdays and Sundays.

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