Natural History Museum Ice Rink 2021

London’s Natural History Museum Ice Rink is returning for the 2021 winter season for the last time.

We are so excited to see the return of London’s most iconic ice rink for the Christmas season, but this is definitely the end of an era as the 2021 Winter season will sadly be the last one for the Natural History Museum Ice Rink.

Set against the beautiful backdrop of one of London’s most iconic landmarks, skaters can take to the ice from Friday 22 October 2021 until Sunday 16 January 2022.

After a one year hiatus and difficult Christmas for many in 2020, the NHM Ice Rink is back to restore some festive cheer and reunite friends and families with a much-loved London winter tradition.

Tickets are on sale NOW at www.nhmskating.com.

The Natural History Museum is both a world-leading science research centre and the most visited natural history museum in Europe. With a vision of a future in which both people and the planet thrive, it is uniquely positioned to be a powerful champion for balancing humanity’s needs with those of the natural world. 

It is custodian of one of the world’s most important scientific collections comprising over 80 million specimens. The scale of this collection enables researchers from all over the world to document how species have and continue to respond to environmental changes – which is vital in helping predict what might happen in the future and informing future policies and plans to help the planet. 

The Museum’s 300 scientists continue to represent one of the largest groups in the world studying and enabling research into every aspect of the natural world. Their science is contributing critical data to help the global fight to save the future of the planet from the major threats of climate change and biodiversity loss through to finding solutions such as the sustainable extraction of natural resources.

The Museum uses its enormous global reach and influence to meet its mission to create advocates for the planet – to inform, inspire and empower everyone to make a difference for nature. We welcome over five million visitors each year, our digital output reaches hundreds of thousands of people in over 200 countries each month and our touring exhibitions have been seen by around 30 million people in the last 10 years.

After an incredible 16 years, this will be the ice rink’s last year at the Natural History Museum before the Museum’s five-acre site in South Kensington is transformed into a welcoming, accessible and biologically diverse green space in the heart of London as part of the Museum’s Urban Nature Project. 

A perfect day out in a simply stunning setting, the Natural History Museum Ice Rink welcomes all ages and abilities. This year, the sparkling rink, located along South Kensington’s twinkling tree-lined streets, will once again be topped off with a spectacular 30ft Christmas tree, the perfect centrepiece to everyone’s skating experience.

The popular Café Bar will also return this year as well as a tasty array of hot food sold outside in the Museum Gardens. Skating lessons will be available via the website, and the Penguin Skate Club will make its return for children’s skate lessons on Saturday mornings from 6 – 20 November and 27 November – 8 January (excluding New Year’s Day). Please see the website for more details.

Joel Smith, Vice President of Arts & Entertainment Events at IMG said:

“The Natural History Museum Ice Rink has been a winter staple for over 15 years and we have enjoyed a fantastic relationship with the team at the Natural History Museum. We are looking forward to our final year at this stunning location and wish them all the best in transforming this space through the Urban Nature Project. We encourage people to book tickets early for the ice rink this year to ensure they don’t miss out on their final chance to skate at this most spectacular ice rink in London.”

Clare Matterson, Executive Director of Engagement at the Natural History Museum said: “We are really pleased that the Ice Rink is able to return for one last Christmas after such a difficult winter last year. Following the closure of this year’s Ice Rink, the Museum grounds will be transformed into a biodiversity hub through our Urban Nature Project, helping the next generation develop the strong connection with nature.”

Book tickets for the Natural History Museum Ice Rink via www.nhmskating.com. Group bookings must be booked in advance.

DATES:                                   Friday 22 October 2021 – Sunday 16 January 2022

                                                Check the website for daily session times

TICKET PRICES:                     From £8.00 for children (aged 12 and under), £11.50 for adults, £36.00 for family 

(Booking fees may apply)

BOOKING:                             Online: http://www.nhmskating.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk

In Person: at the Natural History Museum Ice Rink Box Office from 22 Oct 2021 to 16 Jan 2021

Email: [email protected] (groups, including schools) / [email protected] (all access queries, including booking queries)

PEAK TIMES:                         Please refer to the website

TRAVEL:                                 Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD

Nearest tube – South Kensington

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