Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature at the Natural History Museum



Take a colourful journey through the evolution of the animal kingdom with Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature at the Natural History Museum.

On display are more than 350 specimens, from multi-coloured birds and insects, to fossils and specimens from the national eye collection, which together chart and illustrate the 565-million-year development of sight and colour in the natural world.

Discover how the perception of colour varies between species and how it is used by mimics and colour-shifters as a survival mechanism. Test your own relationship with the colour spectrum though a series of interactive installations. And witness how vibrant feathers, metallic insects and colourful birds have inspired dyes, paints and art, such as artist Liz West’s artwork, Our Spectral Vision, which opens this very exhibition.



Adult Ticket: £10.80 to £12.00 (USD13.20) per ticket
Child Ticket (4 to 16 years old): £5.40 to £6.00 (USD6.60) per ticket
Family Ticket: £27.00 to £30.00 (USD32.99) per ticket
Concession Ticket: £5.40 to £6.00 (USD6.60) per ticket

Venue Details & Map

Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road
+44 (0)20 7942 5000
Public transport:
Tube: South Kensington Train: Victoria/Paddington. Either use pedestrian tunnel from South Kensington station and exit where signposted or walk up Exhibition Road and cross Cromwell Road to locate museum.

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