Movie Nights at the Museum



Book tickets on the Time Out website.

Movie Nights at the Museum brings you classic movies in a classic location - and the low-down on the real science beyond the director's chair. 

Each film has been chosen for its connection to an area of our expertise. Before you get comfortable for the full film, you’ll watch a brief, pre-recorded discussion between one of our scientists and an editor from host partner Time Out. 

We kick off this movie season with ocean-inspired cinema to celebrate the arrival of the magnificent blue whale in the Museum's iconic Hintze Hall, the venue for this series.

So get your popcorn, take your seat, and settle in for Movie Nights at the Museum.


Did you know that great whites actually find the taste of human flesh unpalatable?

Nevertheless, this legendary Steven Spielberg thriller sees a giant great white shark wreak havoc on the shores of a New England beach town in the mid-1970s.

Free Willy

Did you know that the killer whale is not a whale? It's actually a dolphin.

In this heart-warming 90s classic, orphan Jesse befriends a captive killer whale and does whatever it takes to return him to his family and ocean home.

Finding Nemo

Contrary to popular belief, fish are actually good at remembering things.

Follow young clownfish Nemo, taken unexpectedly from his Great Barrier Reef home, and his father and forgetful sidekick who embark on a courageous journey to find him, in this charming Disney adventure.

The Little Mermaid

In this classic Disney tale of a mermaid princess who dreams of becoming human, Ariel falls in love with a handsome prince, much to the dismay of her father and long-suffering friends. But did you know that a flounder is actually brown and flat, with both eyes on one side of its body?

Discount Member tickets

For access to exclusive discounted Member ticket prices, contact our Membership team on +44 (0)207 942 5792 from 9.00-17.00, Monday to Friday.

Become a Member today and start enjoying exclusive benefits including free admission to exhibitions, priority museum entry and discounted tickets to events like this one. It's easy to join online.

Important information

Movie Nights at the Museum are intended for over 18s, but children aged 12 and above can attend if accompanied by an adult.

Bookings are required. No refunds will be given.

Doors open at 19.30 and the event will begin at 21.00. 

Disabled helper tickets are available upon request, subject to availability.

The Museum reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the event as required, such as adjusting the locations, timings or content of the activities. This is to ensure that we deliver a safe and excellent experience for all guests at all times.

Got a question? Call us on +44 (0)20 7942 5000, Monday to Friday, 9.30-17.30 or email us at any time.

Cold drinks and tasty snacks

Grab a drink and some snacks at the bar and see some of our galleries before you watch the film.

Crochet Workshop: Celebrating the Blue Whale

Join designer Kerry Lord and her team from TOFT in Hintze Hall for the biggest crochet workshop of its kind.