Find out which animals are venomous, how creatures use their venom, and the ways in which people have used it for their own purposes with Venom: Killer and Cure at Natural History Museum.
Featuring a host of specimens, from snakes and spiders to the duck-billed platypus, this exhibition lets you discover the effects of venom through the eyes of both predator and prey. Gaze at the head of a Gaboon viper, the snake with the world’s largest venom fangs; learn about a flower urchin that can temporarily paralyse a human; and even face your fears by studying a live venomous specimen.
You’ll also uncover some medical marvels, as you find out how venom has been used throughout modern medicine, including treatment for diabetes and impotence.
Venue Details & Map
Cromwell RoadLondonSW7 5BD
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- Public transport:
- Tube: South Kensington Train: Victoria/Paddington. Either use pedestrian tunnel from South Kensington station and exit where signposted or access via Exhibition Road and Cromwell Road.